Texas Health Trace notified Ellis County officials Monday afternoon of a decrease in active COVID-19 cases while also reporting an increase in the total count.

Ellis County’s active case count now stands at 421, a decrease of 33 from Friday’s count of 454.

At the same time, the state reported a total of 1,637 cases, an increase of 33 over Friday’s count of 1,604.

There have been 1,196 recoveries, THT reported.

The total case count should equal the sum of the active cases, recoveries and deaths.

“I am happy to report a reduction in the number of active cases as recoveries continue to rise across the county,” said Ellis County Judge Todd Little, who serves as the county’s emergency management director. “As case numbers fluctuate in Ellis County, we want to remind Ellis County citizens that all case reporting is coming from THT. We understand the case numbers being reported may seem inconsistent with other sources of reporting and we sympathize with the frustration that may cause. At this time, we will continue to report case numbers as they are given to us by the state of Texas from THT. If anything changes, we will continue to uphold transparency and distribute the information to Ellis County citizens.

“Local health professionals and the Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to wear masks, practice physical distancing, sanitize regularly and stay home unless it is necessary,” Little said. “Together, we can win the fight against COVID-19 in Ellis County.”

Per the THT’s case count report:

Total cases reported to date: 1,637

• Active cases: 421 (411 confirmed and 10 probable)

• Recoveries: 1,196

• Deaths: 20

City by city breakdown (total cases to date, active cases at this time):

• Alma – 1 (0)

• Bardwell – 5 (1)

• Ennis – 255 (53)

• Ferris – 73 (21)

• Forreston – 1 (1)

• Glenn Heights – 87 (26)

• Italy – 13 (3)

• Mansfield – 3 (0)

• Maypearl – 12 (0)

• Midlothian – 242 (59)

• Milford – 4 (1)

• Oak Leaf – 3 (0)

• Ovilla – 17 (4)

• Palmer – 22 (7)

• Red Oak – 289 (64)

• Venus – 7 (3)

• Waxahachie – 600 (176)

• Unknown – 3 (2)

Age:

• 0-19 – 187

• 20-29 – 352

• 30-39 – 277

• 40-49 – 274

• 50-59 – 214

• 60-69 – 128

• 70-79 – 85

• 80+ – 67

• unknown – 53

Sex:

• male – 753

• female – 749

• not reported – 135

Reported deaths to date (20):

• March 30 – 90-year-old male Midlothian

• April 4 – 88-year-old male Ennis

• April 13 – 76-year-old female Waxahachie

• April 20 – 80-year-old female Waxahachie (Legend Oaks)

• April 26 – 92-year-old female Waxahachie (Legend Oaks)

• April 28 – 79-year-old female Waxahachie (Legend Oaks)

• May 5 – 66-year-old male Waxahachie (Legend Oaks)

• May 5 – 85-year-old female Waxahachie (Legend Oaks)

• May 5 – 93-year-old male Waxahachie (Legend Oaks)

• May 6 – 91-year-old female Waxahachie (Legend Oaks)

• May 11 – 90-year-old female Waxahachie (Legend Oaks)

• May 16 – 69-year-old male Ennis

• May 27 – 51-year-old female Ennis

• May 29 – 92-year-old male Ennis (Ennis Care Center)

• June 2 – 73-year-old female Waxahachie (Pleasant Manor)

• June 5 – 92-year-old male Waxahachie (Pleasant Manor)

• June 10 – 85-year-old female Waxahachie (Pleasant Manor)

• June 10 – 88-year-old female Waxahachie (Pleasant Manor)

• June 17 – 77-year-old female Waxahachie (Pleasant Manor)

• July 9 – 82-year-old female Italy

Ellis County received its first positive case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 17. The county’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order expired Thursday, April 30, in line with the expiration of the governor’s order.

Visit the state’s COVID-19 dashboard on its website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/additionaldata/. Note: The state continues to lag in its reconciliation of the numbers reported by Texas Health Trace and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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