There are 30 more confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Collin County, according to an April 24 report from the county.
County health officials reported that the total number of cases is now at 639. Of these, Plano residents account for 182 cases, according to the county’s online dashboard.
Officials reported 446 cases out of the total 639 have successfully recovered, while 24 are hospitalized, and 153 remain in home isolation.
The deaths of two elderly McKinney women who had tested positive for COVID-19 were also reported April 24. Both had underlying health conditions and had died over the past two days at a nursing home facility. These two deaths mark the 15th and 16th deaths connected to the virus in Collin County.
There have been 5,530 negative COVID-19 tests in Collin County, and there are 969 people being monitored for possible contact with a sick person in Collin County.
Also on April 24, Collin County Judge Chris Hill issued an executive order allowing for public access to county government offices beginning May 1. This will open county government offices for unscheduled, in-person visits. The order does not include the court system.
Other measures such as masks, sneeze guards and limits on how many people can be in one office at the same time will be put into place to reduce the spread of the virus, a county release stated.
Those who have underlying health conditions or are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and contact the county through email, phone or online, the release said.