Oct 05, 2020 6:00 PM

COVID-19 cases trend up in Ellis Co.; seventh death reported

Posted Oct 05, 2020 6:00 PM

The Ellis County Health Department reported Monday an increase in the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days — from 13 on Friday to 14 on Monday.

The department also reported the seventh death related to COVID-19.

On Friday, 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 30 new cases of coronavirus identified in the county since Friday. There are 145 active cases, including 10 active hospitalizations, and 966 recovered cases.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell slightly to 18.9 percent. Of the 8,717 tests administered, 12.3 percent have returned positive for COVID-19.

Since reporting began, there have been a total of 1,118 cases of coronavirus in Ellis County, including seven 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.