Williamson County reports eight new cases of coronavirus, 12th death

On May 6, Williamson County reported eight new cases of coronavirus and announced its 12th coronavirus-related death. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
On May 6, Williamson County reported eight new cases of coronavirus and announced its 12th coronavirus-related death. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

On May 6, Williamson County reported eight new cases of coronavirus and announced its 12th coronavirus-related death. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County's total number of confirmed coronavirus cases stands at 341 as of May 6, according to a Williamson County Cities and Health District report.

Of the 341 confirmed cases, 199 have recovered, the report said.

Currently, 12 patients are hospitalized, and two patients are on a ventilator, per the report.

The county also reported its 12th death, a male in his 90s.

“It is heartbreaking to report the county’s twelfth death. I am reminded that we are still in the fight against this deadly disease, and it will take all of us doing our part to keep our loved ones and others in our community safe. When we make sacrifices to reduce the spread, we save lives,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a news release.


On May 5, the county reported a case total of 333 and announced its 11th death.

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.

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

  • Austin: 21

  • Cedar Park: 27

  • Georgetown: 38

  • Hutto: 27

  • Leander: 32

  • Round Rock: 160

  • Other: 36


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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