Ellis County on Saturday morning received its third confirmed positive case of the new coronavirus, county Judge Todd Little said.
The cases include residents from Waxahachie, Palmer and Maypearl, and include both travel and community spread, Little said.
A woman in her 70s contracted the first reported presumptive positive case of the new coronavirus in Ellis County, officials say.
The woman, who went to a hospital recently to test for a stroke, started to display symptoms of COVID-19 and was administered a test.
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She and her family are isolated in their home and will be monitored by the department of state health services, Ellis County officials said.
Ellis County Judge Todd Little has declared a local disaster in the county because of the spread of the virus.