Mar 01, 2021 8:07 PM

Per-day virus rate falls to 3 in Ellis Co.; just 4 new cases identified

Posted Mar 01, 2021 8:07 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Monday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days again dipped from four on Friday to three on Monday — the lowest figure since that metric has been reported.

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There were four new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Friday. There are currently 39 active cases, including seven active hospitalizations of Ellis County residents, and 3,642 recovered cases.

As of Monday, there were 14 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed, up from 13 on Friday, with eight of those active patients and six in the recovery phase.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell from 5.6 percent on Friday to 2.8 percent on Monday.

Since reporting began, there have been 3,681 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 72 coronavirus-related deaths.

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.