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Public health reports COVID-19 death of Plano woman, 77

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A 77-year-old Plano woman with COVID-19 and a serious underlying health condition died Sunday at a local hospital, according to a report received by Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS). Out of respect for her family, no further personal information is being released.

As of this afternoon, CCHCS reported 939 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents, with 605 of those individuals reported to have recovered, and 19 currently hospitalized.

This marks the 29th death of a county resident known to have 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.