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.
Previously, Ellis County received all case line data from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The DSHS has now transferred COVID-19 data and case line information to the Texas Health Trace (THT) web-based platform.
The 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.
According to a news release, "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 Judge Todd Little also stated that residents should wear masks while in public, practice physical distancing and sanitize.