Monday evening, the state Department of State Health Services notified Ellis County officials that the county’s COVID-19 count had increased by nine to a total of 196 positive cases. The first case was reported March 17.

Of the 196 cases, 61 are active (60 confirmed positive and one probable), with 129 people having recovered from the novel coronavirus. Six deaths have been reported to date in Ellis County.

The nine additional cases of COVID-19 include a 43-year-old male in Ennis; a 39-year-old female and 61-year-old male of the city of Midlothian; a 32-year-old female, 37-year-old male (probable) and 65-year-old female of the city of Red Oak; and three cases out of Waxahachie: a 43-year-old female, 45-year-old male and a 70-year-old female resident of Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

Details for the 196 total cases are as follows (residence, age, sex):

Residence – total cases, recovered cases:

Bardwell – 2 (0 recovered)

Ennis – 34 (28)

Ferris – 4 (2)

Glenn Heights – 7 (6)

Mansfield – 1 (1)

Maypearl – 1 (1)

Midlothian – 38 (31)

Ovilla – 5 (5)

Palmer – 2 (1)

Red Oak – 30 (16)

Waxahachie – 72 (38)

Age:

0-19 – 7

20-29 – 22

30-39 – 37

40-49 – 41

50-59 – 31

60-69 – 23

70-79 – 14 (two deaths)

80+ – 21 (four deaths)

Sex:

Male – 94 (two deaths)

Female – 102 (four deaths)

Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation cases to date (28):

• April 6 – 86-year-old female resident

• April 9 – 89-year-old female resident

• April 9 – 92-year-old female resident *

• April 14 – 60-year-old male resident

• April 14 – 80-year-old female resident (deceased)

• April 19 – 66-year-old male resident

• April 20 – 75-year-old male resident

• April 20 – 77-year-old male resident

• April 20 – 82-year-old female resident

• April 20 – 90-year-old female resident

• April 22 – 62-year-old male resident

• April 22 – 72-year-old female resident

• April 22 – 83-year-old female resident

• April 22 – 85-year-old male resident

• April 23 – 63-year-old male resident

• April 23 – 79-year-old female resident (deceased)

• April 23 – 84-year-old female resident (recovered)

• April 23 – 87-year-old male resident

• April 23 – 92-year-old female resident *

• April 24 – 65-year-old male resident

• April 24 – 85-year-old female resident

• April 24 – 85-year-old female resident

• April 28 – 70-year-old female resident (recovered) **

• April 30 – 69-year-old female resident

• April 30 – 81-year-old female resident

• April 30 – 93-year-old male resident

• May 1 – 84-year-old female resident

• May 4 – 70-year-old female resident

* On April 26, the state reported to the county that a 92-year-old female resident of Legend Oaks had died. The state did not specify as to whether it was the 92-year-old female resident whose case was reported April 9 or the one whose case was reported April 23.

** On April 28, the state reported that a 70-year-old female resident of Legend Oak had tested positive. The state then reported on April 29 that the same resident was recovered.

Reported deaths to date (6):

• March 30 – 90-year-old male Midlothian resident

• April 4 – 88-year-old male Ennis resident

• April 13 – 76-year-old female Waxahachie resident

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

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

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

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.

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