As of this evening, the Ellis County Local Health Authority has confirmed six additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 44 cases.


According to a news release, there is one additional confirmed positive case in Ennis, one in Midlothian, one in Red Oak, and three in Waxahachie.


Despite the increase in cases, there has been a recovery of the first 72-year-old Maypearl resident. For privacy, there will be no additional information released.


In a news release from Todd Little, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director, he said, “As a county we must continue to do our part and help save lives by preventing the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to follow guidelines provided by President Trump, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Governor Abbott’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Ellis County is currently under a ’Stay Home, Stay Safe’ that will expire on 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.“


As a reminder, Ellis County is currently under a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” that will expire on 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.