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Posted on: August 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 8/18 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 18th

According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace (THT) for August 18th, today’s report includes a total of 3,213 recoveries in Ellis County. Additionally, there have been a total of 3,381 reported positive COVID-19 cases in Ellis County, including 134 (8 probable and 126 confirmed) active cases. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard (DSHS), there have been 20,068 tests administered in Ellis County. 

It is tragic to report two additional lives lost due to COVID-19. This report includes a 60 year-old male resident of Waxahachie and an 83 year-old female resident of Buffalo Creek Assisted Living. My prayer is that peace be with those who have experienced the loss of a loved one during these challenging times. According to the THT report received from the State, Ellis County currently has experienced a total of 34 deaths due to the virus. As of today, the DSHS interactive dashboard is reporting there are 51 COVID-19 related deaths in Ellis County. Information regarding these additional deaths have not been provided to us locally at this time.

While the total number of cases has increased, the number of active cases remains low. Your preventative actions promoting the health and safety of our community are trending positively. By each of us doing our part, we will continue to defeat this virus. #TogetherWeWin


Comparison between DSHS Dashboard and THT

(the following comparison is intended to display the update reported locally from the State through THT and the reported numbers from the DSHS interactive dashboard)

COVID-19 Case Breakdown (7)

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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