Oct 14, 2020 6:29 PM

COVID-19 per-day average remains steady; 14th death reported

Posted Oct 14, 2020 6:29 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Wednesday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days held steady at 12.

The department also announced an additional coronavirus-related death, bringing the total to 14.

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 24 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Monday. There are currently 125 active cases, including nine active hospitalizations, and 1,096 recovered cases.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests rose from 17.8 percent on Monday to 19.9 percent on Wednesday.

Since reporting began, there have been 1,235 cases of coronavirus identified in the county, including 14 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.