According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace (THT) for July 8 there are 1,458 total cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County, including 529 active cases and 910 recoveries.

The Ellis County hospital ICU occupancy rate is currently at 83.75 percent, with 16.25 percent vacancy remaining. Of the hospital ICU occupancy, 70 percent of patients have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC), hospitals across Ellis County have notified the Office of Emergency Management they have adequate staffing and PPE to meet the current need.

"Please continue to wear masks, practice physical distancing, sanitize regularly, and stay home unless it is necessary. It takes each of us to protect this community. Together, we will beat COVID-19," said Ellis County Judge Todd Little.