A 73-year-old Fairview man with underlying health conditions and COVID-19 died in a local hospital this morning, according to Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS). Out of respect for his family, no further personal information will be 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."
As of this afternoon, CCHCS reported 505 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents, with 304 of those individuals reported to have recovered, and 17 hospitalized. Today's death marks the twelfth death 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.