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County reports deaths of two elderly women who tested positive for COVID-19

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Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) announced today that two elderly woman have died after testing positive for COVID-19. An 88-year-old woman from Wylie and a 82-year-old woman from McKinney, both with underlying health conditions, died early this morning. The McKinney woman died at her home, and the Wylie woman died at a local hospital.  Both women had been diagnosed with COVID-19 late last week.

To respect and honor the women's families, no further personal information will be released.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of both these ladies," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them all at this time."

As of this afternoon, CCHCS reported 472 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents, with 259 of those individuals reported to have recovered, and 20 hospitalized. The two deaths today mark the ninth and tenth deaths reported to the county of individuals with COVID-19.

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.