Williamson County reports 10th coronavirus-related death in daily count

Over the course of a week, the death count in Williamson County has doubled. (Community Impact staff)
Over the course of a week, the death count in Williamson County has doubled. (Community Impact staff)

Over the course of a week, the death count in Williamson County has doubled. (Community Impact staff)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District announced five new positive cases of the coronavirus May 1, bringing the county total to 306 as the county lifts its “Stay Home Stay Safe” orders, allowing business to run at limited capacity.

Currently, 10 patients are hospitalized, and two patients are on a ventilator, per the report. Of the 306 confirmed cases, 179 have recovered.

The district also reported its 10th coronavirus-related death. The resident was a male in his 60s.

Over the course of a week, the death count in the county has doubled. On April 30, Williamson County stood at 301 confirmed cases, and it announced its ninth death. On April 29, it announced its eighth death. It previously reported its seventh and sixth deaths April 28 and 25, respectively.

The total number of cases also rose 48.54% week over week after the county reported 50 positive cases in a Round Rock nursing home April 25.


Williamson County is also working on opening several coronavirus testing sites to test those who are symptomatic.

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

  • Austin: 21

  • Cedar Park: 25

  • Georgetown: 36

  • Hutto: 25

  • Leander: 33

  • Round Rock: 135

  • Other: 31


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 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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