Tracking COVID-19: Vaccination totals rise as confirmed cases fall in Collin, Denton counties, as of June 25

See how COVID-19 impacted Plano over the last week. (Community Impact staff)
See how COVID-19 impacted Plano over the last week. (Community Impact staff)

See how COVID-19 impacted Plano over the last week. (Community Impact staff)

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

More than 58% of Collin County residents age 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of June 25, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. In Denton County, that number sits at nearly 52%.

The DSHS COVID-19 vaccination dashboard shows a combined estimate of more than 890,000 people in the two counties are reported as being fully vaccinated. DSHS estimates show there are close to 1.5 million residents age 16 and older in Collin and Denton counties, although vaccine appointments are not limited to county residents.

More than 24 million doses have been administered across Texas since manufacturers began shipping vials to the state in December, according to the DSHS dashboard. Since March 29, all Texas adults are eligible to receive a vaccine for COVID-19. On May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 12-15. COVID-19 vaccinations had previously been available only to those age 16 and older.

Beginning July 1, Plano will no longer provide city-specific COVID-19 information, according to an announcement on its dashboard. However, the information will still be available from the Texas Department of State Health Services, the announcement states.


Over the last week, the dashboard shows 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by DSHS, which is a seven-day average of just over five cases per day. That was a nearly 33% decrease from the seven-day average ending May 18 and a significant drop from the city's peak of roughly 170 average new daily cases Jan. 11.

There have been 17,617 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Plano since officials began data collection in March 2020. Just 41 of those were still listed as active on the city dashboard, as of June 23. In Collin County, there have been 75,801 confirmed cases and 844 deaths, according to the DSHS dashboard. In Denton County, 76,857 were confirmed to have had the virus as of June 21, and 615 were confirmed dead.

As of June 23, just over 2% of the hospital beds in Trauma Service Area E, which consists of 19 counties in North Texas including Collin and Denton counties, were occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients, according to the DSHS dashboard. This is a decline from the previous week and part of a trend since a peak in early January.


Collin County Health Care Services allows people to register for an appointment here. Denton County Public Health has an interest portal for vaccines on its webpage and allows individuals to schedule appointments.
By William C. Wadsack

Senior Reporter, Plano/Richardson

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.



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