Collin County Judge Chris Hill announced Friday afternoon that a 41-year-old Anna woman was the second COVID-19-related death in Collin County.
The woman reportedly had underlying health complications in addition to coronavirus and died Thursday at a local hospital.
"All of us at Collin County are saddened at the report of a second COVID-19 death within our community," Hill said. "To her family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
As of Thursday, the county health department reported 227 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including five in Anna and four in Melissa. Of those cases, 70 have already recovered.
According to the Collin County Health Care Services, those who have tested positive for COVID-19 reported symptoms including fever, cough and shortness and shortness of breath as well as mild-to-severe reparatory illness. Symptoms appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure.
"I’m very saddened to share this news with our Anna residents," Anna mayor Nate Pike said in a statement. "Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers."
The woman’s identity and personal information were not being released out of respect to the family.