Health officials in Collin County reported five new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the countywide total to 18.
None of the cases were travel-related or connected to other reported cases in the county.
The five new cases include: a 37-year-old woman in McKinney with an underlying health condition, currently in self-isolation at home; a 46-year-old Allen man with an underlying health condition and currently hospitalized; a 42-year-old woman in Plano with an underlying health condition, currently at home in self-quarantine; a 58-year-old man from Melissa who is self-isolating out of state and has an underlying health condition; and, A 57-year-old Richardson man who is at home isolating and has no underlying health conditions.
NBC 5 learned Thursday evening that one of the positive coronavirus cases in Collin County is an employee of the Plano Police Department. The department said the employee likely contracted the virus while on department-related travel to another state. Officials said after returning from travel, the employee was at their office for a couple of hours last Friday but has been at home at their residence ever since. Other employees who also traveled to the same location were scheduled for testing. The department also hired a cleaning company to sanitize the employee's workspace.
As of Thursday at 4:30 p.m., there are 104 coronavirus cases in North Texas, including three deaths.