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Plano cases climb, county hospitalizations surge



PLANO, TX – COVID-19 hospitalizations are tracking record-high numbers since data was recorded at the beginning of June.

Hospitalizations in Collin County due to COVID-19 peaked Nov. 17 with 322 people hospitalized. Denton County passed its previous high of 110 hospitalizations Nov. 17 and has seen a continued climb to 129 beds filled.

On Nov. 9, the Collin County Commissioners Court voted to remove data from the county’s COVID-19 dashboard, citing inaccuracy as the reason for the decision. The only data category left on the county COVID-19 dashboard is hospitalizations. The data tracks from June 1 to the present.

While a dashboard showing new cases, active cases, recovered cases and deaths is no longer available at the county level, Plano offers some data at the city level.

Like the rest of Collin County, Plano has also seen a rise in active cases in recent weeks. The number of new daily cases nearly doubled from the week prior from Nov. 16-23, with 611 cases reported. The week prior, there were 367 cases reported.