Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Williamson County top 500; 20th resident dies

Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Williamson County hit 500 on May 19. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Williamson County hit 500 on May 19. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Williamson County hit 500 on May 19. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus May 19, bringing the county total to 501, according to a daily report.

Of the 501 confirmed cases, 276 have recovered, the report said.

Currently, 16 patients are hospitalized, four are in the intensive care unit, and three patients are on a ventilator, per the report. The WCCHD also reported 35% of beds and 67% of ventilators are available.


In addition, the county reported a 7% positive rate of tests, meaning 7% of tests administered have returned positive, per the report.

The county has administered 6,516 tests, according to Texas Department of State Health Services data. Totals include tests performed by public labs and nonpublic labs reported electronically and nonelectronically, according to its website. Total test numbers are unable to be de-duplicated for private labs, it said.


The county also reported its 20th death, a woman in her 90s.

“Another valuable Williamson County resident has left us too soon," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a news release. "This will not be resolved overnight, but I assure you we will get through this united and stronger than before."

Between May 16-18, the county reported 35 new positive cases, bringing the county total to 486, per the report.

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

  • Austin: 27

  • Cedar Park: 38

  • Georgetown: 62

  • Hutto: 36

  • Leander: 41

  • Round Rock: 245

  • Other: 52


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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