The Ellis County Health Department on Wednesday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days fell from 13 on Monday to 11 on Wednesday.
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.
There were 23 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ellis County since Monday. There are currently 117 active cases, including six active hospitalizations, and 1,192 recovered cases.
The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell from 23 percent Monday to 16.8 percent Wednesday.
Since reporting began, there have been 1,325 cases of coronavirus identified in Ellis County, including 16 deaths.
Of the more than 9,800 total tests administered, 12.7 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.