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Posted on: July 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 7/8 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

COVID-19 Update - July 8th

According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace (THT) for July 8th, there are 1,458 total cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County, including 529 active cases and 910 recoveries. Over the past week we have seen an increase in active cases in our community. It is imperative we come together to protect public health for all Ellis County residents. It is paramount that we all take personal measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

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While active cases are an important factor for determining risk mitigation efforts, it is not the sole factor as local health professionals and Ellis County officials actively monitor hospital capacity to scale response. The Ellis County hospital ICU occupancy rate is currently at 83.75%, with 16.25% vacancy remaining. Of the hospital ICU occupancy, 70% of patients have tested positive for COVID-19. The following information has been provided by the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC).

At this time, hospitals across Ellis County have notified the Office of Emergency Management they have adequate staffing and PPE to meet the current need. Each of us must take personal responsibility and preventative action to help ease the potential strain on our health care facilities across the county. 

Please continue to wear masks, practice physical distancing, sanitize regularly, and stay home unless it is necessary. It takes each of us to protect this community. Together, we will beat COVID-19.

Todd Little, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director

COVID-19 in Ellis County:

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