ROUNDUP: Find April 5-12 coronavirus updates for Frisco here

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six recoveries and no new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six recoveries and no new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six recoveries and no new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 12. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 11, including one in each county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 9. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Frisco City Council approved an ordinance amending the city's declaration of local disaster for public health emergency to extend it through April 30. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)
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Health officials in Collin County confirmed three new cases of coronavirus in Frisco on April 6. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 9. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Editor's note: This is an evolving story. New updates will be posted as they become available.

A new blog-style page for coronavirus updates in Frisco can be found at this link.

Updated at 5:29 p.m. April 12

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six recoveries and no new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 12.

Of the city's 101 confirmed cases, 55 Frisco residents have recovered. Of the total cases in the city, 64 are from Collin County, and 37 are from Denton County.


In total, Collin County health officials confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 on April 12. That brings the county total to 453 confirmed cases. So far, 254 Collin County residents have recovered from the virus, and eight have died, according to health officials. There are currently 191 active cases in the county.
In Denton County, health officials confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 on April 12.

The new cases bring Denton County's total to 482 confirmed cases. Of those, 131 residents have recovered and 13 have died, according to health officials. There are currently 338 active cases in the county.

Updated at 5:01 p.m. April 11

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 11, including one in each county.

That brings the city's total number of cases to 101, though 49 Frisco residents have recovered. Of the total cases in the city, 64 are from Collin County, and 37 are from Denton County.

In total, Collin County health officials confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 on April 11. That brings the county total to 441 confirmed cases. So far, 226 Collin County residents have recovered from the virus, and seven have died, according to health officials. There are currently 208 active cases in the county.

In Denton County, health officials confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on April 11.

The three COVID-19-related deaths were residents of the Denton Rehabilitation Center in Denton.

“The loss of these three lives is almost beyond words as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in our county,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a news release. “Our thoughts and prayers are with each of their families as they cope with the deaths of their loved ones.”

The 30 new cases bring Denton County's total to 474 confirmed cases. Of those, 131 residents have recovered and 13 have died, according to health officials. There are currently 330 active cases in the county.

Updated at 6:15 p.m. April 10

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 10, including three in Collin County and two in Denton County.

That brings the city's total number of cases to 99, though 47 Frisco residents have recovered.

In total, Collin County health officials confirmed 19 new cases of COVID-19 on April 10. That brings the county total to 425 confirmed cases. So far, 194 Collin County residents have recovered from the virus, and seven have died, according to health officials. There are currently 224 active cases in the county.

In Denton County, health officials confirmed 28 new cases of COVID-19 on April 10. That brings the county's total to 454 confirmed cases. Of those, 131 Denton County residents have recovered and 10 have died, according to health officials. There are currently 313 active cases in the county.

Frisco also announced that it will resume weekly yard waste collections on April 13. A Frisco news release states residents must put out materials to be collected on their regular collection day, but the service will be delayed for three days to minimize the health risk for collection employees. The news release gave the example of residents that are required to put their materials out for collection on Monday will see the items picked up on Thursday.

The city is also continuing its do-it-yourself dropoff service for yard waste at Environmental Services.

“Please be patient during this time as we work with our contractor to resume service,” Environmental Services Manager Jeremy Starritt said in the news release. “We’re also asking people to avoid putting trash in recycling carts. When that happens, it contaminates the entire truckload of recyclables, which must then be taken to the landfill. The more material we take to the landfill, the higher our trash bill.”

Updated at 5:47 p.m. April 9

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 9.

That brings the city's total number of cases to 93, though 39 Frisco residents have recovered.

Denton County Public Health announced April 9 that two Lewisville residents have died due to COVID-19, bringing the county’s death toll to nine.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these two individuals and to all who have suffered loss during this pandemic,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “This terrible news underscores the significance of the stay-at-home mandate and the importance of practicing social distancing on all outings. We must work together to flatten the curve.”

One of the residents was a woman in her 50s and the other was a man in his 70s. Both patients caught the coronavirus through local transmission, according to public health officials.

An additional 28 coronavirus cases were also confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 426.

So far, 131 Denton County residents have recovered from the virus and 286 cases remain active, according to public health officials.

Updated at 5:27 p.m. April 8

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 8. Eleven of those cases were confirmed in Collin County, and four were from Denton County.

That brings the city's total number of cases to 86, though 36 Frisco residents have recovered. Of the total cases in the city, 55 are from Collin County, and 31 are from Denton County.

In total, Collin County health officials confirmed 36 new cases of COVID-19 on April 8. That brings the county total to 378 confirmed cases. So far, 150 Collin County residents have recovered from the virus, and five have died, according to health officials. There are currently 223 active cases in the county.

Collin County is providing a more detailed breakdown of cases on this dashboard, and Denton County is offering a detailed breakdown of cases here.

Updated at 4:47 p.m. April 8

Denton County Public Health announced April 8 that 32 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 398.

So far, 100 Denton County residents have recovered from the virus and seven have died, according to public health officials. There are currently 291 active cases.

Updated at 12:28 p.m. April 8

An 80 year-old McKinney woman died April 8 after testing positive for COVID-19.

This is the county’s fifth death of a person who previously tested positive for the virus; however, the woman’s official cause of death was attributed to a serious underlying medical condition, according to Collin County health officials.

Updated at 9:12 a.m. April 8

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on April 7. The cases were split evenly across both counties.

That brings the city's total number of cases to 71, though 30 Frisco residents have recovered. Of the 71 total cases in the city, 44 are from Collin County and 27 are from Denton County.

Collin County is providing a more detailed breakdown of cases on this dashboard, and Denton County is offering a detailed breakdown of cases here.

Updated at 8:19 p.m. April 7

Frisco City Council approved an ordinance April 7 amending the city's declaration of local disaster for public health emergency to extend it through April 30 and to move it in line with guidelines issued by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Abbott’s executive order issued March 31 calls for Texas residents to “minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact” outside their own household. The governor exempted essential services from this rule, which included health care, groceries, utilities, government, finances and child care for essential employees, among others.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney explained the city’s updated ordinance gives businesses a way to determine whether they are classified as essential services.

“Rather than the city or police trying to make a determination, it actually gives them a mechanism to work through the state to actually get a decision rendered directly from the state,” Cheney said.

The governor's order does not explicitly use "stay at home" language and opts instead for keeping social gatherings and in-person contact to a minimum.

When council last amended the declaration on March 27, it adopted guidelines issued by Denton County.

In Collin County, health officials announced 37 more confirmed cases of new coronavirus April 7. The county’s total is now 343 cases of COVID-19.

There have been 1,042 negative COVID-19 tests in Collin County, and 435 people are currently under monitoring, a county news release said.

Updated at 3:09 p.m. April 7

Denton County Public Health announced April 7 that 29 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed locally, bringing the county total to 366.

So far, 91 Denton County residents have recovered from the virus, and seven have died, according to public health officials.

Denton County Commissioners Court unanimously voted April 7 to extend the county’s existing disaster declaration and stay-at-home order through April 30 in alignment with Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order.

The county’s stay-at-home order, which has been in effect since 11:59 p.m. March 25, mandates that residents stay home except to perform specific essential activities, to work to provide essential business and government services or to perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. The original order can be found here.

Updated at 5:57 p.m. April 6

Health officials in Collin County confirmed three new cases of coronavirus in Frisco on April 6.

That brings the citywide total to 67 cases, with 42 of those in Collin County and 25 in Denton County. A city news release states 27 people have recovered, leaving 40 active cases in Frisco.

A 93-year-old McKinney woman became Collin County's fourth death connected to COVID-19, according an April 6 announcement by health officials. The woman had tested positive for the virus, county officials stated. Her official cause of death was related to an underlying health condition, the release said.

Collin County health officials reported 19 new cases of coronavirus on April 6, bringing the county's total to 306 confirmed cases with 117 having recovered. Denton County Public Health announced 33 new confirmed cases on April 6. That brings the countywide total to 337 confirmed cases, with 76 having recovered.

Also on April 6, Collin County commissioners voted to extend the county’s third executive order for another week.

County Judge Chris Hill rescinded his second executive order that deemed all businesses essential to follow Gov. Greg Abbott's order on March 31.

Hill’s third order also declared some subsets of employees to be critical and mandatory during the disaster declaration, including health care providers and emergency responders.

Updated at 6:52 p.m. April 5

Health officials in Collin County confirmed three new cases of coronavirus in Frisco on April 5.

That brings the citywide total to 64 cases, with 39 of those in Collin County and 25 in Denton County. A city news release states 24 people have recovered, leaving 40 active cases in Frisco.

The three new Frisco cases were among the 19 additional cases of coronavirus confirmed by Collin County health officials on April 5. That brings the county's total to 287 confirmed cases with 102 having recovered.

Denton County Public Health announced that 16 more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, bringing its county total to 304. So far, 69 residents have recovered.

Denton County Public Health also announced April 5 that a Lewisville man in his 90s died due to COVID-19, bringing Denton County’s number of coronavirus-related deaths to seven.

Coronavirus updates from before April 5 can be found at this link• • • • .
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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