Oct 23, 2020 5:40 PM

Ellis Co. COVID-19 per-day rate falls; two additional deaths reported

Posted Oct 23, 2020 5:40 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Friday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days again fell from 11 on Wednesday to 10 on Friday.

The department also reported two additional  coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 18.

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 23 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the county since Wednesday. There are currently 129 active cases, including five active hospitalizations, and 1,201 recovered cases.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell from 16.8 percent Wednesday to 15.8 percent Friday.

Since reporting began, there have been 1,348 total cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 18 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.