Public health authorities reports that an 82-year-old McKinney woman with underlying health conditions and COVID-19 died in her home early this morning. Collin County Health Care Services
(CCHCS) records show the woman was found to be positive for the virus on Friday. Out of respect for her family, no further personal information is being released.
"All of us at Collin County are saddened at the report of a COVID-19 death within our community," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill
. "To her family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
CCHCS has previously reported 521 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents. As of yesterday, 320 of those individuals had recovered, and 17 were hospitalized. This is the thirteenth 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.