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Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 7/7 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

COVID-19 Update - July 7th

According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace (THT) for July 7th, there are 1,300 total cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County, including 382 active cases and 899 recoveries. As case numbers have increased in Ellis County, it is important that each of us take on a personal responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19. As County Judge, I have faith in each of you to use wisdom and caution in your daily activities.

Case Count Discrepancies

Over the past few weeks, Ellis County has dealt with a change in reporting from the State of Texas. Previously, Ellis County received all case line data from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). DSHS region 2/3 oversees COVID-19 case tracking and investigations for over 49 counties across the region similar to Ellis County, who are not represented by a public health department. DSHS has now transferred COVID-19 data and case line information to the Texas Health Trace (THT) web-based platform. 

As counties across region 2/3 are directed to THT as the primary source for COVID-19 case information, Ellis County will continue to uphold transparency by providing the information directly given to our Local Health Authority by the State. The THT case line data outlines cases by age, gender, and jurisdiction. While this allows us to inform Ellis County citizens accordingly, please be aware that these case line lists do not match the DSHS dashboard. Ellis County and other counties in region 2/3 have reported this discrepancy in case line reporting to the State of Texas.

Ellis County citizens must understand that COVID-19 is still a significant threat to our community and it is necessary that everyone takes measures to keep Ellis County healthy. Residents should wear masks while in public, practice physical distancing, and sanitize.

Todd Little, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director

COVID-19 in Ellis County:

7-7 COVID-19 Graphic (4)(1)

7-7 COVID19 Charts

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