CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 11th coronavirus-related death reported in Williamson County

The Williamson County Cities and Health District announced five new positive cases of the coronavirus May 5. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
The Williamson County Cities and Health District announced five new positive cases of the coronavirus May 5. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County Cities and Health District announced five new positive cases of the coronavirus May 5. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County Cities and Health District announced five new positive cases of the coronavirus May 5, bringing the county total to 333.

Currently, 11 patients are hospitalized, six are in intensive care and one patient is on a ventilator, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a May 5 Commissioners Court meeting. Of the 332 confirmed cases, 196 have recovered, he said.

The county also reported its 11th death. Gravell said about half of the deaths have come from area nursing homes. The resident was a man in his 50s.

"It is crippling to get the news that the coronavirus has claimed the life of another one of our residents. We stand with those who have lost a loved one to this deadly disease," Gravell said in a news release.

On May 4, the county reported 328 cases.


Businesses in Williamson County and across Texas began opening May 1 with limited capacity after the "Stay Home Stay Safe" orders were lifted at 11:59 p.m. April 30.

Williamson County is also working to increase its test capacity, partnering with Family Emergency Room in Cedar Park and Round Rock and working to open a temporary mobile testing site in Taylor on May 9. Those who wish be tested must be symptomatic and have filled out an online assessment granting them an appointment time. More details on the Taylor location are to come.

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

  • Austin: 22

  • Cedar Park: 27

  • Georgetown: 38

  • Hutto: 27

  • Leander: 32

  • Round Rock: 152

  • Other: 35


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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