Williamson County reports first death related to coronavirus

The first death from coronavirus was reported in Williamson County Saturday morning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The first death from coronavirus was reported in Williamson County Saturday morning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The first death from coronavirus was reported in Williamson County Saturday morning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The first coronavirus-related death has been reported to the Williamson County and Cities Health District, according to a release March 28.

The resident was a man in his 70s.


“To the family, we are heartbroken for your loss,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in the release. “To the rest of the community, I emphasize that it is everyone’s responsibility to stay home and stay safe in order to protect our community, our families, and especially the most vulnerable among us.”

“It’s unfortunate that our county has lost one of its residents because of the spread of this virus, said Dr. Lori Palazzo, local health authority for the county. “Williamson County and the health district extend their deepest condolences to the patient’s family and friends.”

On Friday, Travis County reported its first death related to coronavirus.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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