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Posted on: August 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 8/19 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 19th

According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace (THT) for August 19th, today’s report includes a total of 3,234 recoveries in Ellis County. Additionally, there have been a total of 3,402 reported positive COVID-19 cases in Ellis County, including 134 (8 probable and 126 confirmed) active cases. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard (DSHS), there have been 30,178 tests administered in Ellis County. 


Comparison between DSHS Dashboard and THT

(the following comparison is intended to display the update reported locally from the State through THT and the reported numbers from the DSHS interactive dashboard)

COVID-19 Case Breakdown (8-19)

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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