Oct 09, 2020 8:06 PM

COVID-19 per-day average remains steady; three new deaths announced

Posted Oct 09, 2020 8:06 PM

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

The department also announced three additional coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 12.

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 37 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the county since Wednesday. There are now 122 active cases, including 10 active hospitalizations, and 10,44 recovered cases.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell slightly to 18.1 percent.

Since reporting began, there have been 1,178 cases of coronavirus identified in the county, including 12 deaths. Of the total 9,076 tests administered, 12.2 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.