Mar 26, 2021 5:30 PM

Per-day COVID-19 rate in Ellis Co. falls to zero

Posted Mar 26, 2021 5:30 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Friday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days fell to zero.

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Ellis County Health Services Director Jason Kennedy also said that, beginning April 1, his department would no longer be issuing regular updates to the county COVID-19 dashboard. 

"Due to the consistency and depth of information available on the KDHE website, the ECHD will no longer be separately reporting numbers of COVID-19 cases," he said Friday. "We encourage everyone to access the information on the KDHE Dashboard.  

There was one new case of COVID-19 identified between Monday and Wednesday and just two new cases identified between Wednesday and Friday. There are currently 15 active cases, including one active hospitalization of an Ellis County resident, and 3,700 recovered cases.

As of Friday, there was one COVID-19 inpatient at HaysMed, after having zero patients Thursday.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests dipped from 3.1 percent on Monday to 0.7 percent on Friday.

Since reporting began, there have been 3,715 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 73 coronavirus-related deaths.