The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has reported 12 additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries in Ellis County.

The countywide total has increased to 499 cases of COVID-19, including 361 recoveries.

In a news release, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director, Todd Little stated, “It is with a heavy heart that we report one additional loss of life due to COVID-19, bringing the total to (19) COVID-19 related deaths in Ellis County. This patient was a 77 year-old female of Pleasant Manor Healthcare & Rehabilitation. The Ellis County Office of Emergency Management continues to work with local jurisdictions to provide personal protective equipment (PPE), schedule mass decontamination cleaning services, coordinate COVID testing, and assist in providing other resources to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 in Ellis County.”

The DSHS has reported 7,599 tests that have been administered in Ellis County. These updates can be found on their website .