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Posted on: July 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 7/28 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 - July 28th 

The Ellis County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has worked diligently to uphold transparency by removing duplicated cases, removing case counts that were outside the county’s jurisdiction, and adjusting cases to the appropriate city jurisdiction in the case line lists received from Texas Health Trace (THT). 

According to THT report received by the state, Ellis County currently has 21 deaths due to COVID-19. However as of today, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) interactive dashboard is reporting there are 33 COVID-19 related deaths in Ellis County. We understand and relate with the confusion among residents when reviewing the data provided by the State. 

Counties across Public Health Region 2/3, including Ellis County, have addressed this disconnect in data to the State on numerous occasions, including several phone calls today regarding the discrepancies in the total death count. Based on information released today, there has been a change in the reporting of fatalities relating to COVID-19 on the death certificates per DSHS. 

According to the case line list provided by THT for July 28th, there have been 2,271 total cases in Ellis County, including 122 active cases (118 confirmed and 4 probable). Today’s report includes an additional 51 recoveries for a total of 2,128 recoveries of COVID-19. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard, there have been 19,838 tests administered in Ellis County. We appreciate your support, feedback, and understanding as we work together to create a safe and healthy community. Together we win. 

Todd Little, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director

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