Friday afternoon, the Texas Department of State Health Services notified Ellis County officials of the 30th case total at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Waxahachie: an 86-year-old female resident.

This case was one of five new cases reported by the state, bringing the overall total number of cases in Ellis County to 215 since the first one was reported March 17. The other four cases from Friday afternoon’s update include a 54-year-old male of Ennis, a 70-year-old male of Glenn Heights, a 67-year-old male of Palmer and a 21-year-old male of Red Oak.

Ellis County issues its public report on COVID-19 cases after the information is delivered to its Local Health Authority by the Texas Department of State Health Services. With the state’s most recently released information, the Ellis County Office of Emergency Management has also adjusted a previously DSHS reported case, by moving it from the city of Waxahachie’s tally to its appropriate jurisdiction of Red Oak.

As of the Friday afternoon media release, DSHS has reported 1,901 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 would equate to a lower number.

“The Ellis County Office of Emergency Management continues to work closely with local jurisdictions in mitigating the risks of COVID-19 in Ellis County,” a county spokesman said. “It is highly encouraged that all residents wear masks while in public and practice distancing where practicable. Residents should avoid all gatherings where safe distancing practices are not achievable.”

Of the 215 cases, 54 are active (53 confirmed positive and one probable), with 151 people having recovered to date from the novel coronavirus.

Details for the 215 total cases are as follows (residence, age, sex):

Residence – total cases, recovered cases:

Alma – 1 (1 recovered)

Bardwell – 2 (0)

Ennis – 37 (30)

Ferris – 4 (2)

Glenn Heights – 8 (6)

Mansfield – 1 (1)

Maypearl – 1 (1)

Midlothian – 40 (34)

Ovilla – 5 (5)

Palmer – 3 (2)

Red Oak – 35 (19)

Waxahachie – 78 (41)

Age:

0-19 – 7

20-29 – 23

30-39 – 39

40-49 – 48

50-59 – 35

60-69 – 25 (one death)

70-79 – 16 (three deaths)

80+ – 22 (six deaths)

Sex:

Male – 103 (four deaths)

Female – 112 (six deaths)

Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation cases to date (30):

• 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

• 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

* 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 (10):

• 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)

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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