Jan 13, 2021 11:48 PM

Per-day virus rate in Ellis County dips slightly

Posted Jan 13, 2021 11:48 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Wednesday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days fell from 10 on Monday to nine on Wednesday.

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There are currently 115 active cases of COVID-19 in the county, including six active hospitalizations of Ellis County residents, and 3,188 recovered cases.

As of Monday, there were 24 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed, down from 26 Tuesday, with 15 of those cases active and nine in the recovery phase.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell from more than 14 percent Monday to 11.6 percent Wednesday.

Since reporting began, there have been 3,347 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 44 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 the figures might not necessarily correspond.