A 90-year-old McKinney man, with underlying health conditions and diagnosed with COVID-19, died this morning, according to Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS). Out of respect for the family, no further personal information will be released.
"All of us at Collin County are saddened at the report of the seventh COVID-19 death within our community," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "To his family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
CCHCS has previously announced 406 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents. As of yesterday, 165 of those individuals had recovered, and 30 were hospitalized.
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.