Third Texas COVID-19 related death reported in Collin County


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COLLIN COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The third death related to COVID-19 in Texas was confirmed Wednesday in Collin County.

According to a tweet from Collin County Judge Chris Hill, the patient was a 64-year-old man from Plano who died in a local hospital from an underlying condition.

Hill said in his tweet that the victim’s positive test for COVID-19 was determined posthumously. He was also not among the nine previously confirmed cases from Collin County.

Currently, there are at least 126 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in Texas as of March 17.

On Monday, the first death was reported in Matagorda County. A second death was reported Tuesday night in Tarrant County.

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