Public health authorities confirmed that an 84-year-old McKinney man with underlying health conditions and diagnosed with COVID-19 died last night in his home. Collin County Health Care Services records show the man was found to be positive for the virus on April 9. Out of respect for his family, no further personal information is being released.
"We are sad to learn of the death of another member of our Collin County community today," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "All of us grieve together with his family during this difficult time."
Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) has previously announced 441 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents. As of yesterday, 226 of those individuals had recovered, and 26 were hospitalized. This is the eighth death reported to CCHCS of a COVID-19 patient in the county.
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.