Williamson County reports 21st coronavirus-related death May 22; about 1.3% of population tested

Williamson County reported its 21st coronavirus-related death May 22. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County reported its 21st coronavirus-related death May 22. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County reported its 21st coronavirus-related death May 22. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Eight additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus were reported May 22 by the Williamson County and Cities Health District, bringing the county total to 528.

Of the 528 confirmed cases, 294 have recovered, the report said.

Currently, 11 patients are hospitalized, four are in intensive care, and three patients are on a ventilator, it said.

The WCCHD also reported 53% of beds and 67% of ventilators are available.


The county also reported its 21st death, a man in his 90s.


“This is not the first time we have had to face the devastating news of a member of our community passing, and unfortunately it may not be the last," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a news release. "For that reason, it is crucial that I emphasize the importance of protecting the elderly and anyone with an underlying health condition."

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 7,654 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. Some private labs tests may be duplicated, it said.

With Williamson County’s estimated population of 590,551, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, about 1.29% of the population has been tested.

On May 21, the county reached 520 confirmed cases. The WCCHD reported eight additional hospitalizations as well.

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

  • Austin: 29

  • Cedar Park: 38

  • Georgetown: 69

  • Hutto: 37

  • Leander: 42

  • Round Rock: 258

  • Other: 55


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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