Oct 19, 2020 7:00 PM

COVID-19 per-day rate remains at 13; 29 new cases reported

Posted Oct 19, 2020 7:00 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Monday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days held steady at 13.

On Oct. 2, the Hays City Commission voted to extend the ordinance requiring face coverings until the seven-day new case average was five or fewer for 14 straight days.

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There were 29 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the county since Friday. There are currently 128 active cases, including eight active hospitalizations, and 1,158 recovered cases.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests remained at 23 percent.

Since reporting began, there have been 1,302 cases of coronavirus reported in Ellis County, including 16 deaths.

Of the more than 9,700 tests conducted, 12.6 percent have 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 the figures might not necessarily correspond.