Plano coronavirus updates from the week of April 6

Follow the latest news in Plano regarding the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Follow the latest news in Plano regarding the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Follow the latest news in Plano regarding the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Editor's note: This post is a running list of news items related to coronavirus that will be updated throughout the week. For the week of April 13's updates, click here.

Updated 3 p.m. April 12

The city of Plano and Collin County now have more recovered cases of the new coronavirus than confirmed active cases.

The county's number of confirmed cases has risen to 441, including 208 active confirmed cases and 226 marked as recovered. Seven have died in Collin County after testing positive for the virus.

In Plano, 56 were known to have active cases of the virus, with another 75 already recovered. One Plano resident who tested positive for the virus had died.

Limits in testing and reporting mean that these tallies may not be complete, health officials have said.

Tests had been administered to 2,394 people in Collin County, with 1,804 testing negative, 441 testing positive and 149 tests still pending.

Updated 7 p.m. April 9

Collin County health officials on April 9 announced 28 more confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.

A total of 406 cases have been confirmed in the county.

The county also announced April 9 that a 53-year-old Dallas man had died after testing positive for coronavirus, the sixth Collin County death related to COVID-19.

The man suffered from underlying health conditions before testing positive for the virus, the release said.

Updated 6 p.m. April 8

Collin County health officials have reported 378 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

At least 29 people in the county had tested positive for COVID-19 and were hospitalized, Collin County reported. Health officials had previously told county commissioners that these hospitalization numbers were likely incomplete because of limitations in testing and reporting.

Officials also announced the county's fifth death connected to the virus: an 80-year-old McKinney woman.

The woman tested positive for COVID-19, but her official cause of death was attributed to a serious underlying medical condition, according to Collin County health officials.

Updated 3:30 p.m. April 7

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Collin County has risen to 306, health officials say.

More than a third of the county's cases were in Plano, according to a regular city report.

The novel coronavirus has been connected to four deaths in the county.

Twenty-nine residents were known to be hospitalized with the disease, and 117 have recovered after testing positive.

Local officials have said that the confirmed case totals likely understate the true number of coronavirus cases due to limits in testing and reporting.

Updated 5 p.m. April 6

A 93-year-old McKinney woman became the county's fourth death connected to COVID-19, according an April 6 announcement by health officials.

The woman’s official cause of death was not COVID-19, the release said, but she had tested positive for the virus.

There have been 287 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Collin County as of the April 5 health report, and 102 have recovered, according to the release.

For earlier updates, click here.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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