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Posted on: April 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 179 Total Cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County


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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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“179 Total Cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County”

April 30, 2020 - The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has notified the Ellis County Local Health Authority of twelve additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and twelve recoveries in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 179 cases of COVID-19, including 109 recoveries.

 These twelve cases of COVID-19 include a 64 year-old male and a 62 year-old female of the same residence in Bardwell, a 41 year-old female of Ennis, a 19 year-old female of Ferris, a 71 year-old male and 68 year-old female of the same residence in Midlothian, a 42 year old female of Red Oak, and a 26 year-old male and 48 year-old female of Waxahachie

 Three of the additional cases of COVID-19 are from Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility in Waxahachie. These cases include a 69 year-old female, 81 year-old female, and a 93 year-old male resident. This increases the total number to 26 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at Legend Oaks.

On May 2nd, with coordination through the State of Texas, Ellis County will be hosting a one day FREE mobile testing location at the Waxahachie Sports Complex (See the graphic below). All tests administered are by appointment only, due to limited testing units. Eligible residents will drive to the testing location upon the time of the scheduled appointment and be notified by phone of the results.

To be eligible for testing, you must have at least one of the following symptoms:

  • Fever and/or chills
  • Cough (Dry or Productive)
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches/muscle or joint pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Headaches
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Loss of Taste and/or Smell

You can schedule an appointment starting tomorrow at 8am: 

Schedule your appointment by phone at (512) 883-2400 or visit to register online.

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site

 COVID-19 in Ellis County:

COVID-19 Update-4-30

4-30 COVID19 Charts

 Todd Little,

Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director


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