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Plano Man Infected With COVID-19 Dies in Local Hospital



PLANO, TX – Health officials in Collin County confirm a 64-year-old Plano man who was infected with the COVID-19 virus died in a local hospital Tuesday.

The man had an unspecified underlying health condition, officials said.

The positive case was confirmed after the man’s death, and he was not among the nine confirmed cases currently under monitoring by Collin County public health officials.

“Due to the nature of how the case was reported to the county, officials here have not been able to confirm the cause of the man’s death, nor do they know if the man had come in contact with the virus locally or through travel,” health officials said Wednesday.

In Tarrant County, an man who was a resident of the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington died Sunday after contracting the virus. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to speak in Arlington at about noon Wednesday.

Earlier Wednesday, two new cases were confirmed in Tarrant County, one new case was reported in Johnson County, another in Collin County and 11 new cases were reported in Dallas County.

As of this writing there are now 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Texas.