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Collin County Reports 8th Presumptive Positive Case of Coronavirus

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The Collin County Health Department on Sunday reported the eighth presumptive positive test for the new coronavirus in the county.

The resident is a 32-year-old Frisco man, the fifth resident of that city to be have a presumptive positive test for the new coronavirus.

The man, who has no underlying health conditions, is self-isolating. He has no connection to the other cases, officials said.

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Two other Collin County cases were announced Saturday.

Both patients, one a 47-year-old woman and the other a 56-year-old man, are in Plano. Neither has any underlying health conditions and both are self-isolating in their homes, according to the health department.

On Friday, the health department reported the fifth case -- a 40-year-old Frisco woman -- had tested presumptive positive.

That person has no underlying medical conditions and remains in self-quarantine at her home. The woman had not recently traveled out of state, so health officials are working to determine whether the case was spread by someone in the community, a news release said.

Collin County Health says there are 60 people being monitored as of Sunday afternoon.

Collin County's most recent presumptive positive case comes following disaster declarations by Dallas and Tarrant counties. Collin County has not declared a health emergency as of Friday.

County Operations

  • 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 CourtsCounty Courts at Law, and Justice Courts.
  • County offices are open and operating during normal business hours.
  • At the direction of elected officials and department heads, employees with the ability to work remotely are being instructed to do so.
  • All non-essential work-related travel by county employees is prohibited. All county employee work-related travel for training and conferences has been canceled through April 1.
  • County employees with fever or flu-like symptoms are required to stay home from work and are prohibited from returning to work until they have been fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
  • Collin County employees have been directed to cancel all non-essential staff meetings & community meetings.
  • The Collin County Commissioners Court will not be canceling meetings at this time. All non-essential employees have been directed to monitor the Court meeting via the web and not attend in person.

Closures & Cancellations

  • The Collin County Master Gardener's 2020 Garden Show, scheduled for Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, has been canceled. No decisions about rescheduling the event have been made at this time.
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