County reports death of McKinney woman, 90, with COVID-19

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A 90-year-old McKinney woman with underlying health conditions and diagnosed with COVID-19 died last night at a memory care facility in McKinney, according to public health authorities. Out of respect for her family, no further personal information is being released.

Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) has previously announced 901 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents. As of yesterday, 587 of those individuals had recovered, and 27 were hospitalized. This is the twenty-eighth death reported to CCHCS of a COVID-19 patient in the county, and the third reported death at 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.