McKinney reports 161 new cases of COVID-19 over seven days

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Collin County and the state of Texas through their public dashboards and websites. This story has also been edited to clarify hospital capacity data was pulled for Collin County.

The city of McKinney has logged 161 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past seven days, according to data posted between July 10-16. That represents 18.7% of the total number of cases reported in the city since tracking began in March. The total number of confirmed cases in McKinney is 860, data shows.

According to the Collin County dashboard on July 16, the city of McKinney has 130 active cases of COVID-19.

Among the ZIP codes in McKinney, data shows the 75069 ZIP code has the greatest number of total confirmed cases since early March with 295 cases. The ZIP code with the second highest number of cases reported since early March was 76071 with 287 cases. ZIP codes 75070 and 75072 reported 217 and 156 total cases, respectively.

In Collin County, there have been 972 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported from July 10-16. That seven-day total represents more than 19% of the total number of cases reported in the county since March. The total number of confirmed cases since March is 5,079, according to data. The number of active cases in the county is 892 as of July 16.

Data shows that those in the 20-29 age group in Collin County have had the largest number of total COVID-19 cases, followed by those ages 40-49 and ages 30-39.

In addition, the data shows eight deaths in Collin County during the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 64 for Collin County.

Among the key indicators to watch among health experts is the number of hospitalizations. Collin County reports 201 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized on July 16. That number has generally been increasing in recent weeks.

Hospital capacity in the 13-county area of North Texas is being tracked by The Institute for Urban Policy Research at The University of Texas at Dallas. Data as of July 16 for Collin County shows:

Total occupancy rate: 72.7% (based on 2,350 total beds and 1,708 total patients)

ICU occupancy rate: 75.1% (based on 394 ICU beds and 296 ICU patients)

Ventilator utilization rate: 39% (based on 251 ventilators and 98 ventilators in use)
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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