Tracking COVID-19: Plano new daily cases fluctuate over past week

On Sept. 14, Collin County reported 770 active cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
On Sept. 14, Collin County reported 770 active cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

On Sept. 14, Collin County reported 770 active cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

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

The number of active COVID-19 cases reported by Collin County saw a dip over the past week before rising to 770 on Sept. 14.

The city of Plano also saw a dip and rise in its newly reported cases over the past week. There were 149 new cases reported from Sept. 7-14 with 69 new cases reported Sept. 12, according to the city's dashboard.

Plano's dashboard began reporting only direct numbers from the state department Sept. 8.

Collin County reported 758 new confirmed cases from Sept. 7-14.

Data shows the 20-29 age group in Collin County has had the highest number of total COVID-19 cases, but that age group is followed by those ages 30-39 and ages 40-49.

Data shows five deaths in Collin County in the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 124 for Collin County.


ZIP code data for Collin County has been unavailable in recent weeks.

Among the key indicators being watched by experts is the number of hospitalizations. Collin County reported 77 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Sept. 14. That number has generally decreased in Collin County in the last 10 days. Collin County has a hospital bed capacity of 2,702.

Statewide, the number of patients who have tested positive with COVID-19 and are currently hospitalized is 3,325 as of Sept. 11. That compares with 3,701 patients who were hospitalized and had COVID-19 on Sept. 8.

Another key indicator being watched by experts is the state’s positivity rate, which hit a record high in Texas on Aug. 11 with a rate of 24.5%. The rate is averaged over the previous seven days and calculates the ratio of the number of tests to the number of positive results. Gov. Greg Abbott has previously said a rate of 10% or more is cause for concern. On Sept. 10, the rate was 6.85%. Here is a look at the rate since early April.
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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