According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace to Ellis County for Wednesday, Aug. 5, there have been 2,650 total cases in Ellis County, of which 74 (69 confirmed and five probable) are active. There have been 2,551 recoveries to date.

Additionally, one death was reported, increasing the county’s death total, per THT, to 25.

“Tonight, I am saddened to report an additional loss of life due to COVID-19, of a 70-year old female of Midlothian,” Ellis County Judge Todd Little said in a statement. “We lift up our thoughts and prayers to this member of our community. While the information we receive is limited, let us come together and remember those who have lost their lives to this virus.”

The county’s release notes the continuing differences between data released by the DSHS dashboard data and Texas Health Trace. Wednesday’s comparison is as follows:

DSHS Dashboard Data – Aug. 5

Total positive cases: 2,691

Active Cases: 0

Recoveries: 2,601

Deaths: 37

THT Case Line List – Aug. 5

Total positive cases: 2,650

Active cases: 74

Recoveries: 2,551

Deaths: 25

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 22,944 tests conducted.

Ellis County reports on COVID-19 cases as they are distributed to the Local Health Authority from the Texas Health Trace platform. In order to uphold transparency, today’s 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 Aug. 5 THT case count report:

Total cases reported to date: 2,650

• Active cases: 74 (69 confirmed and five probable)

• Recoveries: 2,551

• Deaths: 25

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

• Alma – 1 (0)

• Avalon – 1 (0)

• Bardwell – 11 (0)

• Ennis – 435 (19)

• Ferris – 131 (6)

• Forreston – 3 (0)

• Glenn Heights – 154 (8)

• Italy – 26 (1)

• Mansfield – 3 (0)

• Maypearl – 17 (0)

• Midlothian – 410 (10)

• Milford – 7 (1)

• Oak Leaf – 4 (0)

• Ovilla – 24 (0)

• Palmer – 55 (4)

• Red Oak – 452 (11)

• Venus – 10 (0)

• Waxahachie – 904 (12)

• Unknown – 3 (2)

Age:

• 0-19 – 351

• 20-29 – 541

• 30-39 – 459

• 40-49 – 444

• 50-59 – 363

• 60-69 – 238

• 70-79 – 127

• 80+ – 104

• unknown – 23

Sex:

• male – 1,214

• female – 1,298

• not reported – 138

Hospitalizations (as of Aug. 5):

• Bed count – 215 bed capacity

• Bed count – 125 total occupied

• ICU bed count – 18

• Occupied ICU total – 13

• Occupied ICU COVID-19 confirmed patients – 6

• Available ICU – 5

• COVID-19 confirmed patients – 22 (6 ICU and 16 medsurg)

Reported deaths to date (25), 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

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.

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