Monday evening, the Texas Department of State Health Services notified Ellis County officials of 18 additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and nine recoveries. This increases the countywide total to 233 cases of COVID-19, including 160 recoveries.

Additionally, DSHS  reported the county's 11th loss of life, a 70-year-old female resident of Legend Oaks in Waxahachie.

“It is with a heavy heart that we report an additional loss of life due to the spread of the virus,” the county’s media release read. “As a community, we send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends during this difficult time.”

The 18 additional cases are as follows.

Ennis:

• 14-year-old female

• 24-year-old female

• 30-year-old male

• 35-year-old female

• 40-year-old female

Midlothian:

• 43-year-old female

Red Oak:

• 3-year-old female

• 6-year-old female

• 9-year-old female

• 33-year-old male

• 67-year-old female

Waxahachie:

• 48-year-old female

• 66-year-old female

• 66-year-old female (Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation)

• 69-year-old female (Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation)

• 91-year-old female (Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation)

• 92-year-old female (Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation)

• 94-year-old female (Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation)

As of Monday evening’s media release, DSHS has reported 2,606 tests administered in Ellis County. It is unclear whether that equates to the number of people tested or whether that figure reflects multiple tests per person, which would effectively lower the number of people tested.

Of the 233 cases, 62 are active (61 confirmed positive and one probable), with 160 people having recovered to date from the novel coronavirus.

Details for the 233 total cases are as follows (residence, age, sex):

Residence – total cases, recovered cases:

Alma – 1 (1 recovered)

Bardwell – 2 (2)

Ennis – 42 (31)

Ferris – 4 (2)

Glenn Heights – 8 (8)

Mansfield – 1 (1)

Maypearl – 1 (1)

Midlothian – 41 (37)

Ovilla – 5 (5)

Palmer – 3 (2)

Red Oak – 40 (23)

Waxahachie – 85 (47)

Age:

0-19 – 11

20-29 – 24

30-39 – 42

40-49 – 51

50-59 – 35

60-69 – 29 (one death)

70-79 – 16 (four deaths)

80+ – 25 (six deaths)

Sex:

Male – 105 (four deaths)

Female – 128 (seven deaths)

Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation cases to date (35):

• April 6 – 86-year-old female resident

• April 9 – 89-year-old female resident

• April 9 – 92-year-old female resident (possibly deceased)*

• April 14 – 60-year-old male resident

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

• April 19 – 66-year-old male resident (deceased)

• 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 (deceased)

• 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 (possibly deceased)*

• April 24 – 65-year-old male resident

• April 24 – 85-year-old female resident (deceased)

• 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 (deceased)

• May 1 – 84-year-old female resident

• May 4 – 70-year-old female resident

• May 6 – 71-year-old female resident (deceased) ***

• May 8 – 86-year-old female resident

• May 11 – 66-year-old female resident

• May 11 – 69-year-old female resident

• May 11 – 91-year-old female resident

• May 11 – 92-year-old female resident

• May 11 – 94-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 Oaks had tested positive. The state then reported on April 29 that the same resident was recovered.

*** On May 6, the state reported that a 71-year-old female resident of Legend Oaks had both tested positive and had died.

Reported deaths to date (11):

• 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)

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

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

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

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

• May 11 – 90-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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