Williamson County reports 203 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death Nov. 20

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Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)

Williamson County reported 203 new cases of the coronavirus Nov. 20, bringing the total to 11,559.

There are currently 60 patients hospitalized, 18 in intensive care units and five on a ventilator. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 23% of hospital beds, 20% of ICU beds and 83% of ventilators are available.

WCCHD also reported 43 confirmed cases dated between July and October that were not previously reported, according to WCCHD. These 43 newly reported cases are not included in the Nov. 20 case total and will be dispersed by the actual dates reported.

The total number of deaths is 160 with one additional death reported Nov. 20.

Counted deaths are of those who have COVID-19 listed as a direct cause of death on the death certificate. The total does not include deaths of people who had COVID-19 but died of an unrelated cause, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services dashboard. This method may delay reporting by weeks or even months due to paperwork, county health officials have said.


Williamson County currently sits at the red phase of its coronavirus transmission level as of Nov. 19. This is characterized by uncontrolled community spread, according to WCCHD.

Of the total cases reported, 10,876 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 523 active cases. There are 1,240 total probable cases.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 5.68%.

Recoveries are not reported to the state’s contact tracing and data system; therefore, recovery information is not absolute and is to be used for estimating purposes only, according to the WCCHD website.

No trends or other inferences should be drawn from this data, as the numbers posted represent a point-in-time snapshot and may fluctuate throughout the day, it said.

Total cases in the cities of residence, including probable cases, according to the WCCHD, are as follows.

  • Austin: 802

  • Cedar Park: 1,138

  • Georgetown: 2,145

  • Hutto: 796

  • Leander: 768

  • Round Rock: 3,474

  • Other: 1,518


If the WCCHD is unable to confirm the city of residence after three attempts, the case is deemed “lost to follow-up” and is not included in the above count, officials said.

Here is a breakdown of deaths by city, according to the WCCHD.

  • Cedar Park: 22

  • Georgetown: 28

  • Not specified: 10

  • Other: 28

  • Round Rock: 72


Officials said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents. For more information, such as gender and age breakdowns, visit the county's dashboard.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She covers Leander ISD and the Cedar Park and Leander city councils.


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