According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County for Friday, Sept. 11, there have been 3,939 total cases in Ellis County, of which 99 (88 confirmed and 11 probable) are active. There have been 3,780 recoveries and 39 deaths to date.

“THT has reported the loss of life of an 85-year-old male resident of Palmer, bringing the total to 39 deaths due to COVID-19 in Ellis County,” Ellis County Judge Todd Little said in a statement. “Please keep the family of this individual whose loss we are learning of today in your thoughts and prayers.”

For residents seeking COVID-19 testing, additional dates have been added for the free COVID-19 mobile testing site in Ellis County. The time and dates are from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 14-16.

GoGetTested (contracted vendor by the Texas Department of State Health Services) is hosting the free testing site at First Baptist Church, 450 E. U.S. Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie. Residents can schedule a time to get tested at www.gogettested.com.

The comparison between the DSHS dashboard data and Texas Health Trace is as follows (the numbers continue to differ):

DSHS Dashboard Data – Sept. 11

Total positive cases: 3,988

Active Cases: 96

Recoveries: 3,837

Deaths: 62

THT Case Line List – Sept. 11

Total positive cases: 3,939

Active cases: 99

Recoveries: 3,801

Deaths: 39

The Texas Health Trace Platform oversees COVID-19 case investigations for Ellis County and 48 additional counties across the region. The total case count should equal the sum of the active cases, recoveries and deaths. As of last report, Ellis County has seen 36,127 tests conducted.

Ellis County reports on COVID-19 cases as they are distributed to the Local Health Authority from the Texas Health Trace platform. To uphold transparency, the daily report includes corrections made by the Office of Emergency Management 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.

The following breakdowns are based on the THT data and as further corrected by Ellis County:

Per the Sept. 11 THT case count report:

Total cases reported to date: 3,939

• Active cases: 99 (88 confirmed and 11 probable)

• Recoveries: 3,801

• Deaths: 39

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

• Alma – 1 (0)

• Avalon – 4 (0)

• Bardwell – 16 (0)

• Ennis – 670 (15)

• Ferris – 175 (5)

• Forreston – 4 (0)

• Glenn Heights – 260 (11)

• Italy – 50 (1)

• Mansfield – 4 (0)

• Maypearl – 30 (3)

• Midlothian – 669 (27)

• Milford – 14 (0)

• Oak Leaf – 4 (0)

• Ovilla – 27 (0)

• Palmer – 82 (3)

• Red Oak – 619 (16)

• Venus – 14 (0)

• Waxahachie – 1,293 (16)

• Unknown – 3 (2)

Age:

• 0-19 – 532

• 20-29 – 737

• 30-39 – 675

• 40-49 – 634

• 50-59 – 567

• 60-69 – 389

• 70-79 – 206

• 80+ – 166

• unknown – 28

Sex:

• male – 1,832

• female – 1,968

• not reported – 139

Hospitalizations (as of Sept. 11):

• Bed count – 215 bed capacity

• Bed count – 128 occupied

• ICU bed count – 18

• Occupied ICU total – 8

• Occupied ICU COVID-19 confirmed patients – 1

• Available ICU – 10

• COVID-19 confirmed patients – 6 (1 ICU and 5 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 and, at last report, was awaiting a response on the MOU.

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