McKinney has reported almost 500 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week as Collin County continues to see elevated levels of coronavirus patients following the Thanksgiving holiday.
COVID-19 hospitalizations peaked Nov. 17, with 322 people hospitalized, but have remained steady in the following weeks. As of Dec. 3, 306 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. This equates to 11.92% of the total bed capacity.
Collin County hospitals are part of a 19-county trauma service area, and more than 15% of hospital beds in this service area were filled with confirmed coronavirus patients as of Dec. 3—the seventh consecutive day the region was over that mark, according to the COVID-19 hospitalization dashboard through the city of Frisco.
This hospitalization rates triggers automatic capacity reductions and bar closures across the Dallas-Fort Worth area in accordance with an October executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott.
Businesses that have been operating at 75% capacity—such as restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and other food-service establishments—will have to ramp back down to half of normal capacity in the coming days, the order states.
The new restrictions went into effect immediately throughout North Texas, the governor’s office said, but the timing of enforcement may differ depending on the municipality.
McKinney continues to offer some data at the city level. McKinney added 603 new cases from Nov. 27-Dec. 3. The total number of active COVID-19 cases in McKinney is 584 as of Dec. 3, which is the highest number of cases since the city reported new-low levels in September.
In McKinney, as of Dec. 3, there have been 4,772 confirmed total cases of COVID-19 and 4,188 recoveries.
As of Sept. 3, he Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer providing information on deaths specific to cities.
People in their 20s have the highest number of active COVID-19 cases of any age group in McKinney, closely followed by people in their 40s, according to data from McKinney’s COVID-19 dashboard.
As of Dec. 3, there have been 27,848 total reported cases of COVID-19 in Collin County since reporting began in March. There are 3,091 active cases in Collin County, and there have been 24,757 recoveries.
Daniel Houston contributed to this report.