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COVID-19 updates: Collin County judge quarantines after positive coronavirus test

Judge Chris Hill said he woke up Sunday with a headache and sore throat and got tested Monday "out of an abundance of caution."

This story will be continuously updated on Oct. 27, 2020.

The Collin County judge is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday. 

Judge Chris Hill said he has had mild symptoms for two days and is "feeling great today." 

In an announcement about his diagnosis, Hill also encouraged people to vote for Republican candidates. 

He said he woke up Sunday with a headache and sore throat and got tested Monday "out of an abundance of caution."

"I was surprised when the test came back positive because I really didn't feel very bad," Hill said in his written statement. 

He said his wife and children will also quarantine and are not currently exhibiting symptoms. 

Hill said he will continue to work remotely while he remains in quarantine. 

"County operations continue to run without interruption," Hill said in the statement. 

Like other North Texas counties, Collin County has seen a rise in new daily cases of the novel coronavirus. 

As of Tuesday, there were 195 people hospitalized in Collin County with COVID-19, up from 169 on Sunday and 184 on Monday. That is the largest number of people hospitalized with the disease since July 22, when 223 hospitalized patients had coronavirus. 

The county reported 115 new cases Monday, bringing the countywide total since tracking began to 17,883. So far, 175 people have died from the virus in Collin County.

County health officials estimate 969 cases are active in Collin County. 

Dallas County adds 419 COVID-19 cases

Local health officials in Dallas County are reporting 419 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as well as no new deaths.

There are also 178 additional probable cases based on COVID-19 antigen tests.

Dallas County has confirmed 94,358 cases and 1,101 deaths since tracking began in March.

Tarrant County reports 437 new cases

Tarrant County health officials reported 437 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, down from the 498 reported Monday. The county's total case count since tracking began is now 64,727. So far, 723 people have died from the virus in Tarrant County.

Denton County Public Health reports 5 deaths, 164 new cases of COVID-19

Four women and one man were reported dead from COVID-19 in Denton County Tuesday, officials said. 

Three of the women were residents of Saddle Brook Memory Care in Frisco who were in their 70s and 80s. The other woman was a resident of unincorporated northwest Denton County, officials said. The man was a 70-something resident of Denton State Supported Living Center in Denton. So far, 123 people have died due to COVID-19 in Denton County.

DCPH reported 164 new cases of COVID-19, 120 of which are active cases, officials said. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 16,437 COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March. DCPH also reported 132 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 13,507.

State of Texas reports 7,055 cases and 81 new deaths

The State of Texas is reporting 7,055 new cases of COVID-19 and 81 new deaths Tuesday, in addition to 5,512 hospitalizations from the virus.

So far, Texas has had 874,367 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17,595 deaths from the virus.