As of April 4, the Office of the Ellis County Judge has reported the second coronavirus (COVID-19) related death of an 88-year-old Ennis resident.

To protect the family’s privacy, they will not be releasing further information to the public.

There are thirty-two cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This includes twenty-eight active cases, two recoveries, and two COVID-19 related deaths.

Additionally, the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court voted unanimously to extend the current “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. The order aligns with President Trump, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Governor Abbott’s mitigation efforts, intended to protect the health of the community.

This Ellis County “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.