Round Rock reporting significantly more coronavirus cases than other Williamson County cities—here's why

As of June 3, Round Rock had 308 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 220 more than the next highest city. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
As of June 3, Round Rock had 308 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 220 more than the next highest city. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

As of June 3, Round Rock had 308 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 220 more than the next highest city. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

As of 4:30 p.m. June 3, Round Rock had 308 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 220 more than the next highest city—Georgetown—with 88 confirmed cases, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data.

Round Rock cases account for 47.46% of the total cases in Williamson County, which had 649 as of June 3, data shows.

Deb Strahler, WCCHD marketing and community engagement director, said because Round Rock has the highest population of any city in the county, statistically speaking the most cases will be there.

Strahler also said the WCCHD is investigating three nursing home outbreaks in Round Rock. Strahler would not give further information, but there are 20 long-term care facilities in Round Rock, according to the city’s fire department.

“We can't comment on specific number of cases or facility names,” Strahler said.


However, Community Impact Newspaper staff was able to identify two homes experiencing or that have experienced confirmed cases.

A cluster has been located at Trinity Care Center, 1000 E. Main St., Round Rock, where 121 confirmed cases have been reported in residents and staff. As of May 31, a total of 88 residents have tested positive, and 16 have recovered. Thirty-three staff members have tested positive, and 20 have recovered.

A cluster is defined as two or more cases, according to the WCCHD.

Hearthstone Nursing and Rehabilitation, located at 401 Oakwood Blvd., Round Rock, reported one confirmed case April 20. The patient was a resident who was transferred to St. David’s Round Rock, and no other residents nor staff members were confirmed positive, the business reports.

Privacy protection laws only permit the release of limited patient information.

For more information on the June 3 coronavirus case update, click here.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.
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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