Williamson County adds 533 known coronavirus cases this week

Williamson County added 533 known cases of coronavirus this week. (Mel Stefka/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County added 533 known cases of coronavirus this week. (Mel Stefka/Community Impact Newspaper)

Williamson County added 533 known cases of coronavirus this week. (Mel Stefka/Community Impact Newspaper)

Between June 20-26, Williamson County reported 533 additional cases of the coronavirus and three additional deaths. That is an increase of 43.09% and 9.38%, respectively, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

The total number of confirmed cases is 1,770, and the number of deaths is 35, according to the district.


Here is a breakdown of cases this week as well as the number of cases reported in each city since March 23, when the county began providing city-by-city data reports. The first four cases of the coronavirus were reported in Williamson County on March 18.


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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