Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) announced the fourth COVID-19 related death in Collin County today, a 93-year-old McKinney woman. Her official cause of death was due to a serious underlying medical condition, but the woman was confirmed to have tested positive for the virus. She died at her residence late Sunday evening. To respect and honor her family, no further personal information will be released.
"All of us at Collin County are saddened at the passing of a member of our community," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "Her family is in our prayers during this difficult time."
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.
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