4 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Williamson County, which has reported more than 9,800 tests

Williamson County confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 588. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 588. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 588. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported four new cases of the coronavirus May 28, bringing the county total to 588.

Of the 588 confirmed cases, 345 have recovered, the report said.

Currently, 15 patients are hospitalized, seven are in intensive care and five are on a ventilator, it said.

The WCCHD also reported that 54% of beds and 68% of ventilators are available.


In addition, the county reported a 6% positive rate of tests, meaning 6% of tests administered have returned positive, per the report.


The county has administered 9,837 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 lab tests may be duplicates, it said.

With Williamson County’s estimated population of 590,551, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, about 1.67% of the population has been tested.

On
May 27, the county reached 584 confirmed cases.

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

  • Austin: 34

  • Cedar Park: 41

  • Georgetown: 84

  • Hutto: 42

  • Leander: 44

  • Round Rock: 279

  • Other: 64


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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