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According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County for Wednesday, Oct. 14, there have been 4,735 total cases in Ellis County, of which 134 are active. There have been 4,562 recoveries and 39 deaths to date. As of last report, Ellis County has seen 49,800 tests conducted.

The comparison between the state’s DSHS dashboard data and Texas Health Trace is as follows. The numbers continue to differ and there is an ongoing effort to have the state reconcile its two reports. Ellis County receives its information from THT and then verifies it through a process that includes the removal of duplicated cases, removing cases found to be outside the county’s jurisdiction and showing cases in their appropriate city’s jurisdiction.

DSHS Dashboard Data – Oct. 14

Total positive cases: 4,605

Active Cases: 108

Recoveries: 4,458

Deaths: 72

THT Case Line List – Oct. 14 (as verified by Ellis County)

Total positive cases: 4,735

Active cases: 134

Recoveries: 4,562

Deaths: 39

City by city breakdown (total cases, active cases):

• Alma – 1 (0)

• Avalon – 6 (0)

• Bardwell – 20 (0)

• Ennis – 814 (42)

• Ferris – 213 (7)

• Forreston – 5 (0)

• Glenn Heights – 315 (12)

• Italy – 70 (1)

• Mansfield – 4 (0)

• Maypearl – 42 (2)

• Midlothian – 807 (23)

• Milford – 18 (0)

• Oak Leaf – 4 (0)

• Ovilla – 32 (1)

• Palmer – 109 (3)

• Red Oak – 721 (21)

• Venus – 18 (1)

• Waxahachie – 1,523 (19)

• Unknown – 3 (2)

Age:

• 0-19 – 685

• 20-29 – 873

• 30-39 – 803

• 40-49 – 756

• 50-59 – 671

• 60-69 – 472

• 70-79 – 250

• 80+ – 196

• unknown – 29

Sex:

• male – 2,181

• female – 2,372

• not reported – 182

Hospitalizations (as of Oct. 14):

• Bed count – 215 bed capacity

• Bed count – 161 occupied

• ICU bed count – 18

• Occupied ICU total – 15

• Occupied ICU COVID-19 confirmed patients – 6

• Available ICU – 3

• COVID-19 confirmed patients – 20 (6 ICU and 14 medsurg)

Deaths by reported date (39), per THT:

• 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

• July 14 – 72-year-old female Ennis

• July 30 – 54-year-old male Waxahachie

• Aug. 4 – 55-year-old female Waxahachie

• Aug. 4 – 62-year-old female Waxahachie

• Aug. 5 – 70-year-old female Midlothian

• Aug. 7 – 76-year-old female Waxahachie (Focus Care)

• Aug. 7 – 73-year-old female Waxahachie (Focus Care)

• Aug. 12 – 79-year-old male Waxahachie

• Aug. 12 – 85-year-old male Waxahachie

• Aug. 13 – 63-year-old female Midlothian

• Aug. 17 – 47-year-old female Waxahachie

• Aug. 17 – 77-year-old male Waxahachie (Focus Care)

• Aug. 18 – 60-year-old male Waxahachie

• Aug. 18 – 83-year-old female Waxahachie (Buffalo Creek Assisted Living)

• Aug. 24 – 69-year-old female Ferris

• Aug. 24 – 94-year-old female Waxahachie (Brookdale Assisted Living)

• Aug. 31 – 80-year-old female Midlothian

• Sept. 10 – 81-year-old female Waxahachie

• Sept. 11 – 85-year-old male Palmer

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: There continue to be differences between the numbers reported on the DSHS dashboard and by Texas Health Trace to county officials. The state has told county officials it is working on having the numbers in sync. The county approved a memorandum of understanding with the state Aug. 11 so as to receive additional data with which to address the death count discrepancy between DSHS and THT. The state signed the MOU on Aug. 28 with the county, at last report, awaiting the access to be set up.

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