Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by the city of McKinney, Collin County and the state of Texas through their public reports and dashboards.
City-level reports from Collin County show 188 new cases of COVID-19 in McKinney in the past week.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in McKinney is at 88 as of Sept. 3. There have been 1,959 confirmed total cases of COVID-19 in McKinney and 1,835 recoveries, for a 93.7% recovery rate, as of Sept. 3.
There have been 36 total deaths in McKinney related to COVID-19, for a rate of 1.8%.
On Aug. 21, the city of McKinney paused its daily reports following Collin County's shift to reporting only raw data from the state. The county has since decided to share some data at the city level again and is working with the state to resolve issues of "confidence" with the accuracy of its reporting, according to an Aug. 24 post by Collin County Judge Chris Hill.
A group of dedicated investigators launched by the Texas Department of State Health Services was expected to begin working through the backlog of Collin County's COVID-19 active cases Aug. 25, according to Hill.
Data as of Sept. 3 shows that the 20-29 age group in McKinney has had the highest number of total COVID-19 cases, but that age group is closely followed by those ages 40-49 and ages 30-39, respectively.
In addition, the data shows 1,199 new COVID-19 cases in Collin County from Aug. 29-Sept. 4. With 10,661 recovered cases and 115 people with COVID-19 dead, the total number of active cases in the county is 645. In total, there have been 11,306 confirmed cases in Collin County.
Among the key indicators being watched by experts is the number of hospitalizations. Collin County reported 87 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized as of Sept 4. That number has generally decreased since mid-August.
Statewide, the number of patients who have tested positive with COVID-19 and are currently hospitalized is 4,075 as of Sept. 4. That compares with 4,806 patients who were hospitalized and had COVID-19 as of Aug. 26.
Experts are watching the state’s positivity rate, which hit a record high in Texas on Aug. 11 with a rate of 24.5% but has since declined to 8.98% as of Sept. 2. 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.
Tracking COVID-19: 188 new cases reported in McKinney in past week
As of Sept. 3, there have been 1,959 confirmed total cases of COVID-19 in McKinney and 1,835 recoveries, for a 93.7% recovery rate. (Community Impact staff)