Collin County

Collin County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop to 14%; 654 New Cases Added Tuesday, 2 Deaths

Collin County Health reports 379 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in county hospitals

NBC 5 News

Collin County is reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations in county hospitals are at 14% Tuesday as the Texas Department of State Health Services reports an additional 654 new confirmed cases of the virus along with two more deaths.

According to the most recent data from the DSHS, Collin County has 33,522 confirmed cases of the virus with 29,557 estimated recoveries; the county has an estimated 3,663 active cases with 302 deaths attributed to the virus since March.

The state also added an estimated 192 probable cases on Tuesday, for a total of 3,118 probable infections.

The state does not reveal specific information about those who have died of the virus.

Collin County Health Care Services, which in August expressed concern over the accuracy of data being provided by the state health department, discontinued publishing information about case counts, recoveries and deaths in November following a vote of the Collin County Commissioners Court and only publishes information regarding hospitalizations.

In a statement on their website, the county said, "Collin County will continue to report hospitalization data, as that information comes from daily polls of local hospitals reporting COVID-19 patients in their facilities."

As of Dec. 15, CCHCS reported 379 out of 2,702 beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients in Collin County hospitals, which represents 14% of all hospitalized patients.

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