In Ellis County 1,850 total cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 1,239 recoveries with a remainder of 590 active cases, according to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace (THT) for July 14.
Ellis County has administered 15,695 COVID-19 tests according to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard.
In a news release Ellis County Judge and Emergency Management Director Todd Little stated, "It is with a saddened heart that there is additional loss of life due to COVID-19, bringing the total to twenty-one COVID-19 related deaths in Ellis County. The City of Ennis resident was a 72 year-old female. Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family during this time."
The Office of Emergency Management is asking residents to wear masks, practice physical distancing, sanitize regularly and stay home unless it is necessary.