Feb 24, 2021 8:29 PM

Per-day virus rate in Ellis Co. dips; 15 new cases identified

Posted Feb 24, 2021 8:29 PM

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

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There were 15 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Monday. There are currently 60 active cases, including nine active hospitalizations of Ellis County residents, and 3,604 recovered cases.

As of Wednesday, there were 16 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed, up from 15 on Tuesday, with 10 of those active patients and six in the recovery phase.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell to 8.5 percent from more than 13 percent on Monday.

Since reporting began, there have been 3,664 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 70 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 KDHE figures might not necessarily correspond.