Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) announced that a 53-year-old Dallas man died Wednesday at a local hospital. County officials confirmed the man suffered from underlying health conditions before testing positive for the virus. To respect and honor his family, no further personal information will be released.
"Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with this gentleman's family and friends," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "We mourn together with them at the loss of their loved one."
As of last night, CCHCS has reported 378 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents, with 150 of those individuals reported to have recovered, and six deaths.
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.
Visit www.collincountytx.gov for additional local information regarding COVID-19, including information for individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers.