24 new cases of coronavirus reported in Collin County

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)

An additional 24 positive cases of the new coronavirus were reported May 5 by Collin County health officials, including 8 cases in Plano.

The county has 257 active cases of the virus—with 77 active cases in Plano—and has reported 828 total positive cases.

Plano residents make up 238 cases of the total count, as shown on the county’s online dashboard May 5. Including four previously reported cases in Denton County, the total number of positive cases of coronavirus in Plano is 242, according to a city report May 6.

As of May 5, 549 of the county’s total cases have recovered, and 24 are hospitalized. In Plano, 162 cases have recovered and 15 are hospitalized, the city report states.

There have been 8,505 negative COVID-19 tests in Collin County, and there are 1,305 people being monitored for the virus as of May 5.


Collin County has had 22 deaths of people who had tested positive for coronavirus.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include information from the city of Plano's daily morning report.
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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