Public health authorities confirmed that a 91-year-old McKinney woman with underlying health conditions and diagnosed with COVID-19 died today at an elderly care facility. Out of respect for her family, no further personal information is being released.
"We are saddened to learn of the death of another member of our community today," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends."
Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) has previously announced 654 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents. As of yesterday, 455 of those individuals had recovered, and 23 were hospitalized. This is the seventeenth 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