Plano sees 28% reduction in new coronavirus cases confirmed over past week

Plano saw a 28% reduction in the number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the seven-day period ending July 22 compared to the week prior. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Plano saw a 28% reduction in the number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the seven-day period ending July 22 compared to the week prior. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Plano saw a 28% reduction in the number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the seven-day period ending July 22 compared to the week prior. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by the city of Plano and the state of Texas through their public reports and dashboards.

Plano saw a 28% reduction in the number of new coronavirus cases confirmed this week compared to the week prior.

In all, 159 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the past seven days, down from 222 confirmed during the week that ended July 15. No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in the city in that time.

Despite the recent slowdown in newly confirmed cases, the number of Plano residents known to have the virus has remained relatively steady so far.

Throughout the city, 210 residents are known to have an active case of the virus as of July 22, a 4% reduction from the number reported July 15. Seventeen Plano residents are confirmed to have died from the virus, while 1,265 have tested positive and recovered.

The number of area residents seeking care for COVID-19 in Collin County hospitals reached its highest levels in months, with 223 hospitalized as of July 22.

Although the virus is still present in Plano, the suburbs north of Dallas have seen far lower numbers than those felt in nearby Dallas County, where 567 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic arrived in Texas.


Dallas County reported at least 1,000 new cases each day for 18 consecutive days until July 21, when officials announced 734 new cases. That daily number dropped to 413 new cases on July 22.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. 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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