As of Friday afternoon, the Ellis County Local Health Authority confirmed an additional death relating to COVID-19 in Ellis County, out of the overall 27 cases reported as of Thursday evening. The 27 total cases include 24 classified as active, two deaths and one with recovered status.

“As testing capabilities continue to develop, we can expect an increase in the number of Ellis County residents who test positive for COVID-19,” a media release from the Ellis County Judge’s Office read.

Details are below of those cases are as follows.

Residences:

Ennis – 12

Ferris – 1

Maypearl – 1

Midlothian – 6

Palmer – 1

Red Oak – 3

Waxahachie – 3

Ages:

0-19 – 1

20-29 – 2

30-39 – 5

40-49 – 10

50-59 – 4

60-69 – 0

70-79 – 2

80+ – 3

Sex:

Male – 14

Female – 13

Ellis County received its first positive case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 17, and had reported two deaths out of 27 total cases as of Friday afternoon.

The Ellis County “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, which had been in effect until April 3, has been extended to April 30 after the county commissioners voted 5-0 during their meeting Friday.

For more COVID-19 information and a copy of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, visit https://co.ellis.tx.us/2019novelcoronavirus.

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