An 88-year-old McKinney man with underlying health conditions and diagnosed with COVID-19 died this morning at a memory care facility in McKinney. Out of respect for his family, no further personal information is being released.
"To his family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "All of us at Collin County are saddened at the report of another COVID-19 death within our community."
Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) has previously announced 724 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents. As of yesterday, 496 of those individuals had recovered, and 28 were hospitalized. This is the twenty-second death reported to CCHCS of a COVID-19 patient in the county, and the second reported death out of Grand Brook Memory Care of McKinney.
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.