Tracking COVID-19: Plano daily cases drop week-over-week; highest increase of cases in ages 0-19

The city of Plano had a total of 174 new cases reported within the last week, a drop in newly reported cases from weeks prior. (Community Impact staff)
The city of Plano had a total of 174 new cases reported within the last week, a drop in newly reported cases from weeks prior. (Community Impact staff)

The city of Plano had a total of 174 new cases reported within the last week, a drop in newly reported cases from weeks prior. (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.

Plano residents ages 0-19 showed the largest growth in confirmed cases of COVID-19 of any age range between Oct. 5-12, with roughly 50 new coronavirus cases. The next highest increase was 23 in the 30-39 age group, while every other age group saw 20 or fewer additional cases in the same time frame.

The number of cases among residents ages 20-29 still outpace those of all other ages, with 803 total confirmed cases since reporting began in March.

The city of Plano reported a total of 174 new cases in the last week, a drop in newly reported cases from weeks prior.

There have been roughly 4,002 total confirmed cases in Plano since reporting began this spring.

Within the city of Plano, ZIP code 75074 continues to have the largest number of reported COVID-19 cases, with 1,028 as of Oct. 12. ZIP code 75093 has the second-largest, with 838 confirmed cases.


Plano ISD recently launched a COVID-19 dashboard that shows active and recovered cases and is updated each morning. As of Oct. 13, 54 students and 39 staff members have recovered from the coronavirus. There are 54 active cases among students and 15 active cases in staff members. The previous week, there were 33 recoveries among students and 33 among staff members. The total numbers of tests and confirmed cases are not available at this time.

In Collin County, there were 734 new cases reported within the last week, a significant drop from the week prior and a return to the numbers reported two weeks prior, when there were 759 new cases.


Active cases in Collin County have continued to decline from a new high of 1,052 cases Sept. 28. There was a slight jump in active cases from Oct. 5-12, but the number of active cases reached 827 Oct. 12, a roughly 20-case decrease from Oct. 5. Collin County has had 15,455 recoveries as of Oct. 12, and there have been 16,282 total confirmed cases in Collin County since mid-March.

The number of reported COVID-19 hospitalizations in Collin County is 130 as of Oct. 12. That number has steadily increased in Collin County over the last 10 days. Collin County has a hospital bed capacity of 2,702, according to the county.

In Denton County, there are 51 hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 as of Oct. 12. The county's total inpatient occupancy is roughly 63% full, according the county's dashboard reports. Statewide, the number of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently hospitalized was 3,870 as of Oct. 11. That compares with 3,318 patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Oct. 5, according to the state's dashboard.


There were 13 deaths in Collin County between Oct. 5 and 12. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 165 for Collin County.

Collin County's dashboard will be removed Oct. 30 following continued inaccuracies, according to county commissioners. The website will instead redirect viewers to the state dashboard.

In Texas, there were 26.79 confirmed cases per 1,000 people as of Oct. 12. The rate of confirmed cases takes population differences into account. Below are the rates for four North Texas counties, of which Tarrant County has seen the greatest increase over the past four days.

Another key indicator being watched by experts is the state’s positivity rate, which is averaged over the previous seven days and calculates the ratio of positive new cases as compared with the number of tests. Gov. Greg Abbott has previously said that a rate of 10% or more is cause for concern, and the rate for Texas hit a record high Aug. 11 at 24.5%. On Oct. 11, the rate was 7.41%. Here is a look at the rate since early April.


The city of Plano's dashboard began reporting only direct numbers from the state department Sept. 8, and city-specific breakdowns for the number of deaths are currently not available on any of the local or state dashboards.
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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