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Collin, Denton Counties Report Combined 246 New Cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

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Health departments in Denton and Collin counties reported a combined 246 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday along with three deaths.

In Collin County, COVID-19 cases climbed to 3,948 with 123 new infections confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services Wednesday.

The deaths reported Wednesday were a 69-year-old man from Dallas who died June 23 at a Plano hospital, a 73-year-old McKinney man who died Friday and an 87-year-old McKinney woman who died Tuesday.

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Since March, Collin County has reported 53 deaths related to the virus.

Over the last seven days, the county has averaged 119 new cases per day, up from 19 per day a month ago.

The DSHS also announced the recovery of 183 people in Collin County, bringing the total number of survivors to 3,101. There are estimated to be 794 known cases remaining in the county.

Denton County Public Health reported 123 new cases of the virus Wednesday with 22 new recoveries and no new deaths. Denton County is averaging 90 new cases per day over the last seven days.

The county has recorded 37 COVID-19 related deaths since March.

The countywide total for cases stands at 3,582 with 1,290 recoveries. An estimated 2,255 people are still fighting the virus in Denton County.

Denton County is providing free testing through the county health department. For times and locations, visit DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.

Tracking COVID-19 Cases in North Texas Counties

NBC 5 is tracking the number of COVID-19 related cases, recoveries and deaths in North Texas counties. Choose a county and click on a city or town to see how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your area.

Cases are cumulative by day and are subject to change, dependent on each county health department's reporting schedule and methodology. Data may be reported county-wide, by city or town, or not at all. Cases, recoveries and death counts in 'unspecified' categories are used as placeholders and reassigned by their respective counties at a later date.

Data: County Health Departments, NBC 5 Staff
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