Williamson County nears 400 confirmed cases of coronavirus, reports 2 additional deaths May 12

Williamson County reported 397 cases May 12. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County reported 397 cases May 12. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County reported 397 cases May 12. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County reported 17 new cases of coronavirus May 12, reaching 397, according to a Williamson County and Cities Health District report.

Of the 397 confirmed cases, 223 have recovered, the report said.

Currently, 11 patients are hospitalized, six are in the intensive care unit, and four patients are on a ventilator, per the report.

The county also reported two additional deaths, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s.

“It is with a heavy heart that we report on the passing of two Williamson County residents. This disease sees no race, gender, or age; it has attacked the most vulnerable, and even those who did their best to fight against it until the end,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in the release. “I am reminded that it is because of these lives lost that we continue to make sacrifices and decisions that are difficult, but must be made in order to preserve lives.”

Between May 9-11, the county reported 19 additional cases and a 14th death, a woman in her 90s.

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

  • Austin: 26

  • Cedar Park: 29

  • Georgetown: 46

  • Hutto: 32

  • Leander: 35

  • Round Rock: 187

  • Other: 41

  • Unknown: 1

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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