Williamson County coronavirus total reaches 146

Williamson County coronavirus total reaches 146 April 17. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County coronavirus total reaches 146 April 17. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County coronavirus total reaches 146 April 17. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Updated 12:10 p.m. April 17

Williamson County and Cities Health District confirmed six news cases of coronavirus April 17. This brings Williamson County's total number of confirmed cases to 146.

So far, 83 patients have recovered, a district report said. The current rate of recovery is 57%, the report stated.

Here is an update on the cities of residence where confirmed cases are located, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • Austin: 12

  • Cedar Park: 21

  • Georgetown: 24

  • Hutto: 15

  • Leander: 13

  • Round Rock: 50

  • Other: 11


Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell 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.

Updated 12:10 p.m. April 16

Williamson County confirmed 12 news cases of coronavirus April 16. This brings the county total to 140.

So far, 78 have recovered, the report said. The current rate of recovery is 56%, it said.

Here is an update on the cities of residence where confirmed cases are located, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • Austin: 12

  • Cedar Park: 20

  • Georgetown: 24

  • Hutto: 13

  • Leander: 12

  • Round Rock: 48

  • Other: 11


Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell 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.

Updated 12:10 p.m. April 15

Four confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in Williamson County on April 15. This brings the county total to 128.

So far, 75 have recovered, the report said.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • Austin: 12

  • Cedar Park: 15

  • Georgetown: 21

  • Hutto: 13

  • Leander: 12

  • Round Rock: 45

  • Other: 10


Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell 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.

Updated 12:10 p.m. April 14

Williamson County announced five additional cases of the coronavirus were confirmed April 14. This brings the county total to 124.

Of those, 72 patients have recovered, and four have died.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • Austin: 10

  • Cedar Park: 15

  • Georgetown: 20

  • Hutto: 13

  • Leander: 12

  • Round Rock: 45

  • Other: 9


Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents. For more information, visit the county's dashboard.

Updated 1:02 p.m. April 13

Williamson County announced two additional cases of the coronavirus were confirmed April 13. This brings the county total to 119.

Of those, 64 patients have recovered, and four have died.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • Austin: 10

  • Cedar Park: 16

  • Georgetown: 19

  • Hutto: 11

  • Leander: 12

  • Round Rock: 42

  • Other: 9


Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents. For more information, visit the county's dashboard.

Updated 8:54 p.m. April 12

Williamson County reported one new case of coronavirus April 12, bringing the county total to 117. Sixty-one have recovered and 28 have been hospitalized in the county. Four have died.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • Austin: 10

  • Cedar Park: 15

  • Georgetown: 19

  • Hutto: 11

  • Leander: 12

  • Round Rock: 42

  • Other: 8


Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents. For more information, visit the county's dashboard.

Updated 4:22 p.m. April 10

Williamson County reported seven new cases of coronavirus April 10, bringing the county total to 110.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • Austin: 10

  • Cedar Park: 14

  • Georgetown: 17

  • Hutto: 10

  • Leander: 12

  • Round Rock: 41

  • Other: 6


Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents. For more information, visit the county's dashboard.

Updated 12:01 p.m. April 9

Williamson County reported six new cases of coronavirus April 9, bringing the county total to 103.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • Austin: 10

  • Cedar Park: 14

  • Georgetown: 13

  • Hutto: 9

  • Leander: 12

  • Round Rock: 39

  • Other: 6


Of those, 49 have recovered, the report said.

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents.

For more information, visit the county's dashboard.

Updated 12:01 p.m. April 8

Ten additional cases of coronavirus were reported in Williamson County on April 8, bringing the county total to 97.

Only four deaths have been reported thus far.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 10

  • Cedar Park: 14

  • Georgetown: 13

  • Hutto: 7

  • Leander: 12

  • Round Rock: 36

  • Other: 5


Of those, 40 have recovered, the report said.

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents.

For more information, visit the county's dashboard.

Updated 12:01 p.m. April 7

Williamson County reported another coronavirus-related death April 7, bringing the fatality count to four. The resident was a woman in her 50s. Privacy protection laws only permit the release of limited patient information.

"I just want to say to that family that lost your loved one today, as your court we're heartbroken over your loss," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said during an April 7 Commissioners Court meeting.

Of those currently ill, 12 are on ventilators, Gravell said.

The Williamson County and Cities Health District also announced an additional six confirmed cases, bringing the county total to 87.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 9

  • Cedar Park: 12

  • Georgetown: 13

  • Hutto: 7

  • Leander: 11

  • Round Rock: 32

  • Other: 3


Of those, 37 have recovered, the report said.

Updated 12:02 p.m. April 6

Williamson County received notification of the third coronavirus-related death in the county April 6. The resident was a woman in her 60s. Privacy protection laws prevent the release of any additional information.

“Every life is valuable to God and to our Williamson County. We are heartbroken,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a news release.

In addition, WCCHD announced four new positive COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to 81.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 9

  • Cedar Park: 12

  • Georgetown: 10

  • Hutto: 6

  • Leander: 11

  • Round Rock: 31

  • Other: 2


Of those, 34 have recovered, the report said.

Updated 4:45 p.m. April 5

Williamson County received notification of the second coronavirus-related death in the county. The resident was a man in his 50s. Privacy protection laws prevent the release of any additional information.

"I extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to his family and friends," County Judge Bill Gravell said in a news release.

In addition, the county announced five more positive cases on Saturday and one on Sunday, bringing the total to 77.

Updated 12:10 p.m April 3

The number of positive cases of coronavirus in Williamson County is now 71, officials reported April 3.

The county has confirmed eight more cases, five of which were in Round Rock, one in Hutto, one in Leander and one in another Williamson County city, the report said.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 9

  • Cedar Park: 9

  • Georgetown: 10

  • Hutto: 6

  • Leander: 10

  • Round Rock: 26

  • Other: 1


Updated 12:01 p.m. April 2

Eight more positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Williamson County on April 2. This brings the county total to 63.

One-third of the cases have been reported in Round Rock, with 21 confirmed.

The Williamson County and Cities Health District updated its report of where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 9

  • Cedar Park: 9

  • Georgetown: 10

  • Hutto: 5

  • Leander: 9

  • Round Rock: 21


Of the reported cases, 19 have recovered, the report said.

Updated 12:01 p.m. April 1

The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported five additional cases of the coronavirus April 1. This brings the county total to 55.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 9

  • Cedar Park: 7

  • Georgetown: 10

  • Hutto: 5

  • Leander: 7

  • Round Rock: 17


Of the reported cases, 14 have recovered, the report said.

Updated 12:34 p.m. March 31

Williamson County will end March with 50 reported cases of coronavirus, adding eight March 31.

Here is an update on where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 9

  • Cedar Park: 8

  • Georgetown: 9

  • Hutto: 4

  • Leander: 7

  • Round Rock: 13


Of those, 12 have recovered, the report said.

Updated 2:53 p.m. March 30

Three additional cases of coronavirus were confirmed March 28, with the county reporting its first coronavirus-related death. As of noon March 29, five more cases were confirmed bringing the number to 42.

County officials said March 30 they were unsure of how many tests had been administered in the county because they are taking place at multiple locations. The Williamson County and Cities Health District is only notified if there is a positive test as it is a reportable disease, officials said.

Here is the Williamson County and Cities Health District report:



Updated 12:03 p.m. March 27

The number of confirmed cases in Williamson County reached 34, with seven new cases reported March 27.

Here is an update of where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 5

  • Cedar Park: 7

  • Georgetown: 8

  • Hutto: 1

  • Leander: 6

  • Round Rock: 7


Of those cases, six have recovered, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

Updated 12:05 p.m. March 26

The Williamson County and Cities Health District announced five new positive cases of the coronavirus in the county March 26. This brings the county total to 27.

The department also provided an update of where confirmed cases are located.

  • Austin: 4

  • Cedar Park: 6

  • Georgetown: 6

  • Leander: 4

  • Round Rock: 7


Of those confirmed, four have recovered, five have been hospitalized, and two are in the intensive care unit.

Updated 12:03 p.m. March 25

The Williamson County and Cities Health District announced three new positive cases of coronavirus March 25. This brings the county total to 22.

The WCCHD also provided a breakdown of coronavirus cases in the county so far, reporting that four individuals have been hospitalized and one has recovered.

Most reported cases are for individuals between ages 18-40, with eight cases, and 41-60, with nine cases, the report says.

The updated cities of residence for total county cases are as follows.

  • Austin: 3

  • Cedar Park: 5

  • Georgetown: 6

  • Leander: 2

  • Round Rock: 6


The county also reported that nine of the cases were males and 13 were females.

Updated 12:10 p.m. March 24

Williamson County announced five new positive coronavirus cases March 24, bringing the county's total to 19. The five new individuals are:

  • A male in his 40s with travel to an area with community spread;

  • A female in her 80s with exposure to a confirmed case;

  • A female in her 40s with unknown exposure source;

  • A male in his 50s with unknown exposure source; and

  • A male in his 30s with exposure to a confirmed case.


The updated city of residences for total county cases are as follows.


  • Austin: 3

  • Cedar Park: 5

  • Georgetown: 6

  • Leander: 2

  • Round Rock: 3


Updated 12:18 p.m. March 23

Williamson County announced March 23 that five additional people have tested positive for the coronavirus.

In addition, the county listed what cities each of the total 14 confirmed cases are located in.

The new individuals that tested positive are:

  • A female in her 20s with unknown exposure source;

  • A female in her 20s with unknown exposure source;

  • A female in her 30s with unknown exposure source;

  • A female in her 30s with international travel history to an affected country; and

  • A female in her 40s with unknown exposure source.


The city of residence and number of positive coronavirus cases are as follows.


  • Austin: 2

  • Cedar Park: 4

  • Georgetown: 4

  • Leander: 1

  • Round Rock: 3


Updated 2:40 p.m. March 21

The Williamson County and Cities Health District announced a new positive COVID-19 case on Saturday, bringing the county’s total to nine with one of the previously reported patients transferred to Travis County. The individual is a female in her 20s with unknown exposure history.

Updated 1:15 p.m. March 20

One additional case was reported in Williamson County by the The Williamson County and Cities Health District March 20.


The individual is a
female in her 40s with exposure to an area with community spread.

This brings the county's total to eight with one of the previously reported patients transferred to Travis County.

Updated 12:15 p.m. March 19

The Williamson County and Cities Health District announced four new positive COVID-19 cases in Williamson County March 19.

The county now has seven confirmed cases with the eighth transferred to Travis County jurisdiction for monitoring, the release said.

The four individuals are:



  • A male in his 30s with known international travel history;

  • A female in her 30s with known international travel history;

  • A female in her 40s with exposure to an area with community spread; and

  • A male in his 50s with unknown exposure history.



At this stage, information is very limited, WCCHD and Williamson County will share more as it becomes available and necessary to protect the health of the public, the release said.

“We have prepared for the fact that more confirmed cases would come to Williamson County, so we are ready. We will continue our essential operations and serving the residents of Williamson County while adhering to more stringent social distancing policies. Technology is being utilized to a greater extent in order to fulfill our daily tasks under the new criteria,” County Judge Bill Gravell said in the release. “We continue to ask everyone to follow the preventative measures and be prepared, not scared.”


Earlier



4 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Williamson County; gathering restrictions reduced to 10 people; food establishments ordered to close common dining areas

Four cases of the coronavirus were reported in Williamson County on March 18, county officials confirmed.

At this stage information is very limited, and Williamson County and Cities Health District will share more as it becomes available and necessary to protect the health of the public, a March 18 news release said.

These four individuals are:



  • A female in her 40s who has been self-quarantined;

  • A male in his 50s with exposure to a known case;

  • An infant who is a close contact with a separate known case; and

  • A female in her 40s who has known travel history to France.



“As testing is becoming more widely available, we expect to continue to see more cases,” said Dr. Lori Palazzo, WCCHD medical director, in the release. “Approximately 80% of individuals who test positive [for] COVID-19, including the four cases we received today, experience mild symptoms and fully recover in a few days. The exception to this is our 65 years and older population. I can’t stress strongly enough how important it is to protect this vulnerable population."

New orders by County Judge Bill Gravell limit gatherings to no more than 10 people through May 11, the county website said. This applies to churches, weddings, religious services or activities, concerts, funerals, fundraisers and other similar gatherings, it said.

On March 16, Gravell had issued an order stating a community gathering of 50 people or more in the county was prohibited for eight weeks.

In addition, food establishments are ordered to close common dining areas open to the public until May 11 but are encouraged to provide take-away or no-contact delivery food service designed to limit exposure between individuals, the website said. The holder of a wine and beer retailer’s permit or mixed beverage permit is ordered to close common indoor and outdoor bar spaces open to the public and is prohibited from allowing consumption on the bar premises as well, it said.

Surrounding counties, including Travis and Bell counties, have reported cases.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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