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Posted on: April 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Beating Regional Forecasts


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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

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“Beating Regional Forecasts”

April 15, 2020- Based on regional data designed to project new cases of COVID-19, Ellis County was projected to reach 101 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 by April 15, 2020. With your resilience and commitment to public health all across the County, we are beating regional forecasts.

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As of this evening, the Ellis County Local Health Authority has confirmed four additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 87 cases of COVID-19.

These four additional cases of COVID-19 include a 46 year-old female resident of Ennis, a 79 year-old male resident of Glenn Heights, a 39 year-old female resident of Midlothian, and a 42 year-old female resident of Waxahachie.

The war is not over. We will continue to unite together to overcome the coronavirus. We continue to ask that residents social distance, wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your face if at all possible. Further, new studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”). This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.

For these reasons the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

COVID-19 Update-4-15

For more information on COVID-19 in Ellis County please visit

Todd Little,  

Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director

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