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Posted on: August 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 8/13 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 13th



According to the case line list provided by Texas health Trace (THT) for August 12th, today’s report includes a total of 3,000 recoveries (isolation-clearance) in Ellis County. Additionally, there have been a total of 3,168 reported positive COVID-19 cases in Ellis County, including 138 (7 probable and 131 confirmed) active cases. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard (DSHS), there have been 28,184 tests administered in Ellis County. 

It is with a heavy heart that we report an additional loss of life due to COVID-19. This report includes a 63 year-old female resident of Midlothian, TX. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this resident’s friends and family during this difficult time. 

While we are proud to report an increase of recoveries across the county, we must continue to come together to protect the health of the vulnerable in our community. By each of us doing our part, we will defeat this virus. #TogetherWeWin


Comparison between DSHS Dashboard and THT

COVID-19 Case Breakdown (5)

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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