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County reports second death related to COVID-19

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Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) announced the second COVID-19 related death in Collin County. The 41-year-old Anna woman had been previously confirmed to have underlying health complications in addition to COVID-19. She died in a local hospital on Thursday. To respect and honor her family, no further personal information will be released.

"All of us at Collin County are saddened at the report of a second COVID-19 death within our community," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "To her family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

CCHCS has previously announced 227 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents. As of yesterday, 70 of those individuals have already recovered.

Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. 

Additionally, some patients have experienced more severe symptoms and health complications. Should individuals experience more severe symptoms, CCHCS encourages individuals to call their health care provider or emergency department prior to arrival to limit exposure.