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Coronavirus trend shows progress in Ellis Co.

More local recoveries than cases
Sunday, May 3, 2020
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Coronavirus trend shows progress in Ellis Co.
Coronavirus trend shows progress in Ellis Co.
Coronavirus trend shows progress in Ellis Co.

Numbers rising exponentially are showing more promise in the fight against the effects of coronavirus in Ellis County. The cases continue to rise, while those who have recovered, 109, outnumber the 69 active cases.

A week ago the county had 121 cases, a figure that increased by 58 this week to 179. That ranks No. 29 in the state, where 209 of 254 counties have at least one confirmed case. All this from a virus the World Heath Organization (WHO) said in January could not be spread human-to-human.

As for deaths, six have been blamed on Covid-19, which ranks No. 23 among Texas counties. Public Information Specialist in Ellis Co., Nathaniel Pecina, stated in his daily report on Thursday night that the age-group with the most confirmed cases, 40-49 has 36, 30-39 has 32, 50-59 has 31 and that 21 people between 20 and 29 years of age have tested positive. However, no one in that four-decade combined group, 20-59, has died.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reports all six deaths have occurred to those 70 or older. In fact, the Texas deceased counts 148 age 80+ compared to 64 who were between 70-79. The third deadliest age were among those in their 60’s, with 62.

Harris, Dallas, Tarrant top Texas

To the surprise of hardly anyone, the largest, most densely populated counties are among the state’s in people who have tested positive, with Harris (6,161) nearly doubling No. 2 Dallas (3, 352). Tarrant County (2,149), Travis (1,591), Bexas (1,326) and Fort Bend (1,018) are the only six counties with more than one-thousand cases.

Ellis Co. Neighbors

The five adjacent counties that border Ellis County have faced milder exposure, with Kaufman having the most positive cases with 86. Johnson, 62, Navarro with 30, while Henderson, 25, and Hill, 15, are considerably less. In terms of Covid-19 related deaths, Johnson and Navarro have three and two respectively. Kaufman and Hill have each experienced a death, though Henderson has none.