Health authorities report deaths of 2 elderly residents with COVID-19

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A 75-year-old Plano man died at a local hospital Wednesday, and an 86-year-old McKinney woman died this morning at an assisted living facility in McKinney, according to reports made to Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS). Both people had underlying health conditions in addition to COVID-19. Out of respect for their families, no further personal information is being released.

As of this morning, CCHCS reported 839 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents, with 557 of those individuals reported to have recovered, and 25 hospitalized.

Today's notices make 24 deaths reported to the county of individuals with COVID-19. The McKinney woman is the twelfth resident of the Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care with COVID-19 to die. Of the 24 COVID-19 deaths reported to the county, all but three have been over age 65.

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.