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Posted on: August 6, 2020

8/6 COVID-19 Update


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COVID-19 Hotline Information

A DSHS COVID-19 Call Center was established and an email box created to receive incoming questions from the general public.


DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Ellis County COVID-19 Update - August 6th


According to the case line list provided by Texas health Trace (THT) for August 6th, today’s report includes a total of 2,594 recoveries in Ellis County. Additionally, there have been a total of 2,687 reported positive COVID-19 cases in Ellis County, including 68 (4 probable and 64 confirmed) active cases. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard (DSHS), there have been 23,374 tests administered in Ellis County.

Over the past two days, the DSHS Dashboard had reported “zero” active cases in Ellis County. According to DSHS, they are actively working to ensure that these discrepancies do not continue and that the public is given the correct information. While Ellis County relies on case reports from THT, we know that Ellis County citizens look to the DSHS Dashboard for additional information regarding COVID-19. We appreciate your partnership as we work together to protect the health and safety of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones. #TogetherWeWin                                                       

Comparison between DSHS Dashboard and THT

COVID-19 Case Breakdown (2)

Ellis County reports on COVID-19 cases as they are distributed to the Local Health Authority from the Texas Health Trace (THT) platform. In order to uphold transparency, today’s report includes corrections made by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 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. 

Todd Little, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director

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