DATA: McKinney sees 151 new cases of COVID-19, 32 recoveries in the last week

McKinney reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 week over week after seeing its highest number of new cases in one day Aug. 4. (Community Impact staff)
McKinney reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 week over week after seeing its highest number of new cases in one day Aug. 4. (Community Impact staff)

McKinney reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 week over week after seeing its highest number of new cases in one day Aug. 4. (Community Impact staff)

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by the city of McKinney, Collin County and the state of Texas through their public dashboards and websites.

McKinney reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 week over week after seeing its highest number of new cases in one day Aug. 4.

Between Aug. 8-13, McKinney added 151 new cases of the virus and saw 32 recoveries, according to city and county data. As of Aug. 13, there were 407 active cases in the city of McKinney, with 1,312 confirmed cases in the city overall. In total, McKinney has reported 875 recovered cases, with a recovery rate of 66.7% as of Aug. 13.

In the last seven days in McKinney, two people with COVID-19 have died. Since tracking began in March, 30 McKinney residents with COVID-19 have died. The death rate for the city is 2.3%, according to city data.

Among the ZIP codes for McKinney, the 75071 ZIP code has the greatest number of new confirmed cases, with 76, between Aug. 8-13. That brings the total number of cases in that ZIP code to 471.

The ZIP code with second-highest number of new cases in the past week is 75069, which reported 50 cases, bringing its total to 485. ZIP code 75070 reported 41 new cases this past week, and 75072 reported nine new cases.

Data shows the 20-29 age group in Collin County has had the highest number of total COVID-19 cases, but the age group is closely followed by those ages 40-49 and ages 30-39, respectively.


In addition, the data shows nine deaths in Collin County in the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 94 for Collin County.


Among the key indicators being watched by experts is the number of hospitalizations. Collin County reported 144 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Aug. 13. That number has generally fluctuated in recent days but has decreased since July 27. Collin County has a hospital bed capacity of 2,702.

Statewide, the number of patients who have tested positive with COVID-19 and are currently hospitalized is 6,879 as of Aug. 13. That compares with 8,065 patients who were hospitalized and had COVID-19 a week ago.

Another key indicator experts are watching is the state’s positivity rate, which hit a record high in Texas on Aug. 11 with a rate of 24.5%, but it has since declined to 16.08% as of Aug. 12. The rate is averaged over the previous seven days and calculates the ratio of positive new cases compared with the number of tests. Gov. Greg Abbott has previously said that a rate of 10% or more is cause for concern. Here is a look at the rate since early April.
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 McKinney edition.


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