The Ellis County Office of Emergency Management received unreliable data from Texas Health Trace regarding COVID-19 on July 16.

Due to the unreliable data received in yesterday’s report from THT, the Ellis County Office of Emergency Management has worked diligently to uphold transparency by correcting errors in the case line lists received from the State.

According to a news release, "Residents will see a change in the overall number of COVID-19 cases as today’s update includes the corrected data from the THT report. These corrections include the removal of duplicated cases, the removal of case counts that were outside the county’s jurisdiction, and adjusting cases to the appropriate city jurisdiction."

The Texas Health Trace Platform monitors COVID-19 case investigations for Ellis County and 48 additional counties across the region.