As of April 8, there have been three additional recoveries of COVID-19 reported, increasing the countywide total to six recoveries.


In a news release from Todd Little, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director, he shared, “These recoveries include a 34-year-old female of the city of Red Oak, a 37-year-old female of the city of Ennis, and a 36-year-old female of the city of Ennis. As of today, The Local Health Authority has identified one probable case of COVID-19. This new case includes a 54-year-old female of the city of Midlothian.”


Additionally, the number in cases has risen to 45. This number includes one probable case, two deaths, and six recoveries.


According to the CDC, a probable case is a case that meets the clinical case definition, has noncontributory or no serologic or virologic testing, and is not epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case. A confirmed case is a case that is laboratory confirmed or that meets the clinical case definition and is epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case.


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.