COVID-19 Update: Collin County 02-02-2021

Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19

I know many of us are most concerned about getting vaccinated. Two more hubs for vaccination are opening up soon for Collin County. If you are not yet on the Collin County registration list for the vaccine, you may follow this link to help get contacted for an appointment at a county hub.

Here are the current Collin County hub locations:

  • Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS), currently operating at Plano ISD’s John Clark Stadium
  • City of Frisco, which will be operating next week at a site to be determined
  • City of Allen, currently operating at the Allen ISD football stadium
  • City of McKinney, currently operating at the McKinney ISD football stadium
  • Texas Health Resources, which will be operating at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center in Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Health, currently operating at their facility at The Star in Frisco.

Based upon my research from the Texas Department of State Health Services, about 6.1% of Collin County residents have had confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection. Yesterday, it was reported that about 8% of Texas residents have been vaccinated for this.

Unfortunately, the number of new daily deaths have been on the rise in Collin County. The current peak number of new daily deaths occurred on January 20, 2021, at 13. These numbers may be beginning to trend down. More time is needed to find the actual trend.

The confirmed number of new cases peaked in Collin County on December 23, 2021. This number has been trending down.

In the north central Texas area, the number of available hospital beds is currently at 10%, compared to the new confirmed case infection peak of this summer when it was at 15% on July 11, 2020. In addition, the number of available ICU beds is 123, compared to July 11, 2020, when it was 259. Thankfully, the number of available ventilators in the north central Texas area has increased to 1828, compared to July 11, 2020, when it was 1138.

Also in the north central Texas area, there are 2985 COVID-19 patients in the hospitals, compared to July 11, 2020, when it was 1872.

Clearly, we have got to continue our mitigation efforts. We all have known for months what to do. This has been well publicized. We have got to continue fighting this COVID-19 spread, we have to seriously consider getting the vaccine, and we must rely on our foundational sources for strength and hope; facts, logic, and faith.

The success of fighting this pandemic does not rest with our governments. This fight is up to every single one of us. We are the ones wearing masks, we are the ones washing our hands, we are the ones using hand sanitizers, we are the ones who determine if we leave our homes when we are sick, and we are the ones who decide if we will quarantine if it is appropriate. Clearly, this is up to every single one of us!

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