The Texas Health Trace (THT) report for Aug. 31 includes a total of 3,551 recoveries in Ellis County and a total of 3,689 reported positive COVID-19 cases.


Of these positive case, there are 101 active cases, with 10 probable and 91 confirmed.


According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard (DSHS), there have been 33,766 tests administered in Ellis County.


"We are saddened to report an additional loss of life due to COVID-19. Today’s report from THT includes the loss of life of an 80 year-old female resident of Midlothian. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have experienced loss due to the virus," according to a news release from Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director Todd Little.


According to the THT report received from the State, Ellis County currently has experienced a total of 37 deaths due to the virus.


As of today, the DSHS interactive dashboard is reporting there are 56 COVID-19 related deaths in Ellis County.


"We recognize the discrepancy in the number of deaths reported due to COVID-19. Ellis County reports on COVID-19 updates as they are received from the State of Texas through the Texas Health Trace (THT) platform," shared the news release.


Below is a comparison between DSHS Dashboard and THT:


DSHS Dashboard Data 8/31


Total Positive Cases: 3,758


Active Cases: 140


Recoveries: 3,581


Deaths: 56


THT Case Line List 8/31


Total Positive Cases: 3,689


Active Cases: 101


Recoveries: 3,551


Deaths: 37