14 new cases of coronavirus, 2 deaths reported in Collin County

Here is the latest coronavirus update from Collin County. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is the latest coronavirus update from Collin County. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is the latest coronavirus update from Collin County. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

There were 14 new cases of coronavirus reported by Collin County health officials May 22.

The county has 313 active cases—20 less than the day before—and has reported 1,132 total cases of the virus since beginning testing in mid-March.

Of the total cases, 786 have successfully recovered, according to the May 22 report. Cases that have not yet recovered include 19 that are hospitalized and 294 that are in home isolation.

The county also reported a previously unreported death of an 82-year-old Richardson woman with underlying health conditions on May 3 as well as the death of a 98-year-old Plano woman with underlying health conditions May 22. Collin County has reported 33 total deaths involving people who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Plano has had 349 total positive cases of coronavirus and has 96 active cases within Collin County. In the county, 244 residents have recovered, while 11 remain hospitalized. There have been nine deaths in Plano.


There have been 15,128 total negative COVID-19 tests in Collin County—183 more negative tests than the day before. There are 1,961 people in the county being monitored for the virus.

A dashboard with daily updates is available from the Collin County Health Services. Case reporting will soon be turned over to the Texas Department of State Health Services, which also publishes a dashboard on coronavirus cases.
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, including education and transportation.


MOST RECENT

The city of Plano has begun a construction project on Parker Road. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Parker Road construction to affect traffic in Plano

A section of Parker Road is being affected by a new six-month construction project that will eventually span from Independence Parkway to Preston Road.

Plano-based JCPenney announced May 15 that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)
JCPenney store in Lewisville mall among those closing as part of company restructuring

The JCPenney store at Music City Mall in Lewisville is among 154 stores across the country to permanently close as part of the retailer's plan to get a handle on its finances amid bankruptcy.

CMS also unveiled an interactive map that lets users search any nursing home in the U.S. to see its COVID-19 cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CMS reports 321 coronavirus deaths in Texas nursing homes, nearly 32,000 nationwide

CMS also unveiled an interactive map that lets users search any nursing home in the U.S. to its COVID-19 cases.

Frisco announced the spray park at J.R. Newman Park will reopen June 5 along with the spray parks at Frisco Commons and Shepherd's Glen Park. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Spray parks return to Frisco and more: Business and community news from the DFW area

Read the latest business and community news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco is part of a large health system that announced a series of layoffs and furloughs last week. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White)
North Texas hospitals, hit by revenue losses, lobby for Medicaid program expansion

A group of North Texas hospitals plans to promote expanding Medicaid ahead of next year’s session of the Texas Legislature as the state’s health system deals with substantial revenue losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.

The creation of a task force is in addition to the district researching and collaborating with the Texas Education Agency, according to a June 3 update from the district. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
District creates task force, prepares for Plano ISD 2020-21 school year

Plano ISD shared its key priorities in planning for the 2020-21 school year as well as the creation of a planning task force in a June 3 update to parents.

Plano Senior High and Plano West Senior High will begin summer training June 8, while Plano East Senior High will begin June 15. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano ISD senior high schools to begin offering summer training

Plano ISD senior high schools will begin offering summer strength and conditioning training over the next few weeks, according to spokesperson Lesley Range-Stanton.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Phase 3 of his Open Texas plan June 3. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott's June 3 guidelines allow most Texas businesses to operate at 50% capacity

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to lift coronavirus-related business restrictions.

Roughly 53 students make up this summer’s cohort and will begin work June 8. (Chase Autin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano internship program to adjust for coronavirus, move forward

The Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program will continue with remote and on-site internships this summer, according to a May 29 release.

Plano-based Cinemark announced it would begin a phased reopening of its movie theaters June 19. (Courtesy Cinemark)
Plano-based Cinemark to begin phased reopening of theaters June 19

Cinemark has announced a “multiphased” reopening of its movie theaters that will begin June 19, three months after the Plano-based company closed all its locations nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Registration is now open for a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic to be held in Frisco on June 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco opens preregistration for free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on June 4

The free testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the “Red” parking lot of Toyota Stadium. Preregistration is required.

Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay

Operations began in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio beginning May 25.