According to the case line list provided by Texas Health Trace (THT) for Aug. 18, today’s report includes a total of 3,213 recoveries in Ellis County.

Additionally, a total of 3,381 cases have been reported positive COVID-19 in Ellis County, including 134 active cases.

"It is tragic to report two additional lives lost due to COVID-19. This report includes a 60 year-old male resident of Waxahachie and an 83 year-old female resident of Buffalo Creek Assisted Living. My prayer is that peace be with those who have experienced the loss of a loved one during these challenging times," said Ellis County Judge Todd Little and Emergency Management Director in a press release.

There have been 20,068 tests administered in Ellis County, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services Dashboard (DSHS),

Additionally, according to the THT report received from the State, Ellis County currently has experienced a total of 34 deaths due to the virus. As of today, the DSHS interactive dashboard is reporting there are 51 COVID-19 related deaths in Ellis County. Information regarding these additional deaths have not been provided to us locally at this time.

"While the total number of cases has increased, the number of active cases remains low. Your preventative actions promoting the health and safety of our community are trending positively." By each of us doing our part, we will continue to defeat this virus," stated a news release.

Below is a comparison between DSHS Dashboard and THT:

DSHS Dashboard Data 8/18

Total Positive Cases: 3,433

Active Cases: 145

Recoveries: 3,254

Deaths: 51

THT Case Line List 8/18

Total Positive Cases: 3,381

Active cases: 134

Recoveries: 3,213

Deaths: 34