Jul 22, 2020 5:25 PM

Ten new cases: 'Ellis County is not isolating well inside the home'

Posted Jul 22, 2020 5:25 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Wednesday announced 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the county since Monday.

There are now 39 active cases and 97 total cases — including one death — since reporting began.

"Fifty percent of our new active cases are familial contacts of another positive that reside in the same home," the department said in a news release. "Ellis County is not isolating well inside the home. If a known positive resides in the home, the positive cannot use shared spaces."

Contacts of the new cases will be notified and directed to self-quarantine for 14 days.

On Monday, the Ellis County Commission opted against requiring face coverings, an issue the Hays City Commission is expected to discuss Thursday.

Read the entire release below: