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Posted on: April 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 147 Total Cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County


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A DSHS COVID-19 Call Center was established and an email box created to receive incoming questions from the general public.


DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779

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“147 Total Cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County”

April 26, 2020 - The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has notified the Ellis County Local Health Authority of six additional cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 147 cases of COVID-19, including 73 recoveries.

These six cases of COVID-19 include a 48 year-old female and 49 year-old male of Midlothian, a 27 year-old female and 4 year-old male of the same residence in Red Oak, and a 48 year-old male and 83 year-old female of Red Oak. 

Additionally, we are saddened to report the death of a 92 year-old resident of Legend Oaks in Waxahachie, increasing the total to 5 COVID-19 related deaths in Ellis County. As we report the loss of a fifth life to COVID-19, we hope everyone will take a moment to keep our fellow residents affected by this pandemic in your thoughts and prayers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their list of symptoms associated with COVID-19. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

COVID-19 in Ellis County:

COVID-19 Update-4-26

4-26 COVID19 Update Charts

 Todd Little,

Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director


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