Sep 09, 2020 7:59 PM

17 new cases of coronavirus identified in Ellis Co. since Monday

Posted Sep 09, 2020 7:59 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Wednesday announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 in the county had been identified since Monday.

It was the lowest increase in a county's update since mid-August. The county updates case totals Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

There are now 229 active cases of coronavirus in the county, including three active hospitalizations, and 429 recovered cases.

The seven-day average of positive test results again fell to 16.5 percent.

Overall just more than 13 percent of the 4,987 COVID-19 tests have returned positive for the virus.

Since reporting began, 659 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Ellis County, including one death.