3 additional coronavirus-related deaths reported in Williamson County

Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 18 news cases of coronavirus cases May 14, bringing the county total to 442, according to a daily report.

Of the 442 confirmed cases, 249 have recovered, the report said.

Currently, 13 patients are hospitalized, six are in the intensive care unit, and three patients are on a ventilator, per the report.

The county also reported three additional deaths. They were a man in his 90s, a woman in her 90s and a woman over 100 years old, the report said. The death toll is now 19.

“Losing even just one of our residents was tragic, but nineteen lives lost is far too many. As we cope with the passing of members in our community, I want to emphasize the importance behind our continued efforts to protect all senior citizens. The loss of life in our nursing homes where patients have tested positive for COVID-19 has been devastating. As part of the Wilco family, we must take care of our vulnerable population by loving and supporting them at a distance in order to keep them safe,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in the release.

The county is also ramping up testing, adding testing for nonsymptomatic residents through a partnership with Family Emergency Room on May 13.

As of May 13, the county had reported 424 confirmed cases.

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

  • Austin: 26

  • Cedar Park: 31

  • Georgetown: 53

  • Hutto: 32

  • Leander: 37

  • Round Rock: 215

  • Other: 48

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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