County reports deaths of 2 McKinney women with COVID-19

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Two elderly women with underlying health conditions and COVID-19 died at a  nursing home facility in McKinney over the last two days, according to Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS). An 85-year-old woman died Thursday evening, and a 95-year-old woman died early this morning at the same facility. Out of respect for their families, no further personal information will be released.

"Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with these ladies' families and friends," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "All of us at Collin County are saddened at the report of these COVID-19 deaths within our community."

As of this morning, CCHCS reported 609 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents, with 429 of those individuals reported to have recovered, and 16 hospitalized. The two deaths reported today mark the fifteenth and sixteenth 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.