Collin County has five confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus

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A fifth person in Collin County has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus, officials announced Friday morning.

The newest case is described as a 40-year-old Frisco woman. She had not recently traveled out of state, but the Collin County Health Department said it is still working to see if her case is connected to any others or if it is community spread.

Health officials reported Thursday a 35-year-old man from McKinney tested positive for the virus and was the fourth case.

“The man is under self-quarantine at his home, and has no underlying medical condition,” a spokesperson for the health department said. The county did not say if the case was travel-related. 

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There are currently eight coronavirus cases in Dallas County and one case in Tarrant County.

Coronavirus health tips

While COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus, daily precautions recommended to prevent respiratory illnesses are the same:

•  Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands.

•  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

•  Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve. Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.

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•  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

•  Stay home when you are sick and keep children home when they are sick.

•  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

•  Get a flu shot. (Although the flu shot does not protect against COVID-19, it is flu season.)

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