The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has reported eight additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and twelve recoveries.


The countywide total is up to 335 cases of COVID-19, including 285 recoveries.


These additional cases of COVID-19 include:


Alma-


● 18 year-old male


Ennis-


● 23 year-old female


● 45 year-old male


● 55 year-old female


Ferris-


● 38 year-old resident (DSHS has not reported the gender at this time)


Midlothian-


● 54 year-old male


Red Oak-


● 18 year-old male


● 24 year-old male


In a news release, Ellis County Judge Todd Little stated, “Additionally, it is with a heavy heart that we report the fourteenth loss of life due to COVID-19. This loss of life includes a 92 year-old male of Ennis, TX. We hope as a community you will join us in sending your thoughts and prayers to the families that have experienced loss during this time.“


DSHS has reported 5,018 tests administered in Ellis County. Updates can be found ontheir website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/additionaldata/