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Posted on: August 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 8/12 COVID-19 Update


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COVID-19 Hotline Information

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

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Ellis County COVID-19 Update - August 12th


According to the case line list provided by Texas health Trace (THT) for August 12th, today’s report includes a total of 2,915 recoveries in Ellis County. Additionally, there have been a total of 3,103 reported positive COVID-19 cases in Ellis County, including 159 (6 probable and 153 confirmed) active cases. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard (DSHS), there have been 27,861 tests administered in Ellis County. 

It is with a heavy heart that we report the loss of two additional lives due to COVID-19. This report includes a 79 year-old male resident of Midlothian and an 85 year-old male resident of Waxahachie. According to the THT report received from the State, Ellis County currently has experienced a total of 29 deaths due to the virus. As of today, the DSHS interactive dashboard is reporting there are 48 COVID-19 related deaths in Ellis County. Information regarding these additional deaths have not been provided to us locally at this time. 

It is imperative that we continue to come together and remember this information provided is more than a number on a chart, but represents residents of our community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have experienced loss during these challenging times. While the battle against this virus is not yet over, we look ahead and overcome by each of us doing our part to protect our neighbors, friends, and family. #TogetherWeWin


Comparison between DSHS Dashboard and THT

COVID-19 Case Breakdown (4)

Ellis County reports on COVID-19 cases as they are distributed to the Local Health Authority from the Texas Health Trace (THT) platform. In order to uphold transparency, today’s report includes corrections made by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in the case line lists received from the State. These corrections include removing duplicated cases, removing case counts that were outside the county’s jurisdiction, and adjusting cases to the appropriate city jurisdiction. 

Todd Little, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director

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