Collin County health officials confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 Wendesday.
One is in a 39-year-old McKinney man, one in a 38-year-old Plano man and one in a 54-year-old Anna woman. All three people are self-quarantined in their own homes and none had any underlying health conditions, officials said.
The fourth case added to Collin County's total earlier Wednesday came after a 64-year-old man who died Tuesday night at a local hospital tested positive for COVID-19.
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The 64-year-old man had underlying health conditions. Health officials said they have not been able to confirm the man's cause of death and do not know if he came into contact with the virus locally or through travel.
The latest case in Collin County brings the total of North Texas coronavirus patients to 67.
Collin County Judge Chris Hill announced a formal disaster declaration for Collin County Monday, "to better position and prepare the county and its communities to respond to the public health emergencies that may arise from the coronavirus outbreak."
- All non-essential court operations in Collin County have been postponed until April 1. Essential court proceedings will continue as scheduled and are defined by the respective courts' orders. District Courts. County Courts at Law. Justice Courts. Probate Courts.
- Other county offices are open and operating during normal business hours.
- The Collin County Commissioners Court will not be canceling meetings at this time.
- Inmate visitation and inmate programs at the Collin County Detention Facility have been canceled until further notice. Attorney visits are still permitted, but the procedures for the visits have changed.
Closures and Cancellations
- All county board and commission meetings have been canceled through March 31. Boards and commissions are directed to utilize electronic communication methods to address any critical issues that arise in that timeframe.
How to Avoid COVID-19 Infection:
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
*Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott