Tracking COVID-19 in Plano: Number of active cases grows by 22% in first week of August as area hospitalizations continue their decline

In all, 180 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the past seven days—down from the 211 confirmed the week before—as 91 additional people were marked as recovered from the virus. (Community Impact staff)
In all, 180 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the past seven days—down from the 211 confirmed the week before—as 91 additional people were marked as recovered from the virus. (Community Impact staff)

In all, 180 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the past seven days—down from the 211 confirmed the week before—as 91 additional people were marked as recovered from the virus. (Community Impact 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.

The number of active cases of the coronavirus identified in Plano continued to grow this week as new cases outpaced recoveries 2-to-1.


In all, 180 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the past seven days—down from the 211 confirmed the week before—as 91 additional people were marked as recovered from the virus. Two new Plano coronavirus deaths reported in the last week brought the city's confirmed total to 22 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The new cases have also outnumbered recoveries over the same span of time, leading to another 22% rise in the number of active cases within the city since July 31.

Throughout the city, 463 residents are known to have an active case of the virus as of Aug. 7. A total of 1,365 have tested positive for the virus and recovered.

Even as the active cases in Plano have risen, the number of residents seeking care for COVID-19 in Collin County hospitals have continued their downward trend. in Collin County, 147 were hospitalized as of Aug. 7, the lowest level seen in weeks.
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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