Williamson County announces 8th coronavirus-related death, 11 hospitalized

Williamson County announced its eighth coronavirus-related death April 29. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County announced its eighth coronavirus-related death April 29. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County announced its eighth coronavirus-related death April 29. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District announced six new positive cases of the novel coronavirus April 29, bringing the county total to 293.

Currently, 11 patients are hospitalized, and one patient is on a ventilator, per the report. Of the 293 confirmed cases, 169 have recovered. The current recovery rate is 57.7%.

The eighth person who died was a woman in her 60s.

“Williamson County is joining another family in mourning the loss of a loved one due to the coronavirus. While we are preparing to reopen in a safe and thought out manner, it is crucial that we continue to practice social distancing, as able, and follow proper hygiene guidelines to help reduce further spread of this deadly disease,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a news release.

On April 28, Williamson County announced it is looking into a second cluster of cases in a Williamson County nursing home.


Over the weekend, the county confirmed 50 positive cases in a Round Rock nursing home. Of those, 18 were residents of Travis County and do not count toward the overall total, officials said.

Here is an update on the cities of residence where confirmed cases are located, according to the WCCHD.

  • Austin: 19

  • Cedar Park: 25

  • Georgetown: 33

  • Hutto: 24

  • Leander: 32

  • Round Rock: 129

  • Other: 31


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.
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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