The Ellis County Health Department on Friday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days rose from one on Wednesday to two on Friday.
In today's Post Podcast, Ellis County Health Services Director Jason Kennedy talks about the "precipitous decline" in cases in recent weeks.
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There were seven new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Wednesday. There are currently 28 active cases, including four active hospitalizations of Ellis County residents, and 3,664 recovered cases.
As of Friday, there were 10 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed, unchanged from Thursday, with three of those active patients and seven in the recovery phase.
The The seven-day average of percent of positive tests rose from less than 1 percent on Wednesday to 1.9 percent on Friday.
Since reporting began, there have been 3,692 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 72 coronavirus-related deaths.
Of the total 24,927 tests administered, 14.8 returned positive for COVID-19.
NOTE: "New cases" reflects cases reported by the Ellis County Health Department between regular reporting periods of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. "Total cases" reflects all cases reported by the department. Because of delayed test results, total cases might include cases prior to the previous reporting period, so KDHE figures might not necessarily correspond.
GRAPHIC CORRECTION, 4 p.m. Friday: There are 277 probable cases in Ellis County.