McKINNEY (Jan. 13, 2014) — Collin County reported its first flu-related death Monday morning. The deceased is a woman in her late fifties.

For county flu surveillance reports please go to collincountytx.gov/healthcare_services/index.jsp. Please note that the county reports have a lag in reporting data due to the timing of regional and state reporting.

For flu precautions you can go to the CDC web site at cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm. Please remember that it’s not too late to get your flu shot for this flu season. Shots are available at your doctor’s office and many local pharmacies.

 

About Collin County

Collin County is one of 254 counties in the state of Texas and is located north of the metropolitan area of Dallas. It has a population of over 812,000, growing at a rate of 3.8% according to 2011 estimates. It covers over 840 square miles in land area. It is bordered by Grayson, Fannin, Hunt, Rockwall, Dallas and Denton counties. The county was founded in 1848 and has a county seat of McKinney. Both the county and the county seat were named after Collin McKinney, one of the five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence. For more information visit co.collin.tx.us.