Over the weekend: Williamson County reports 400 additional cases, three additional deaths related to coronavirus

Williamson County reported 400 additional cases and three additional deaths between June 26-29. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County reported 400 additional cases and three additional deaths between June 26-29. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County reported 400 additional cases and three additional deaths between June 26-29. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Between June 27-29, the Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 400 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 2,100.

The county has 1,165 active cases, with 863 recovered, per the report.

Over the weekend, the county reported three additional deaths: two men in their 40s and a man in his 80s. On June 26, the county had reported three additional deaths, bringing the total to 35; however, on June 28, the county could not confirm one of the three deaths was related to the coronavirus. As such, the current death toll is 37.

The county continues to see an increase in cases as well as an inrease in hospitalizations. On June 26, the county reported 1,770 cases and 61 hospitalizations.

Cities such as Round Rock and Cedar Park have implemented emergency regulations requiring individuals to wear face coverings in public.


Currently, 82 patients are hospitalized, 25 are in intensive care, and nine are on a ventilator, it said. The WCCHD also reported 36% of hospital beds, 12% of ICU beds and 69% ventilators are available.

Williamson County health officials have warned that they anticipate an increase in hospitalizations as the infection rate increases.

As of June 28, the positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, was 11.4%. Gov. Greg Abbott previously said a 10% positivity rate would be seen as a “warning flag.”

Abbott announced the re-closure of bars and reduction in restaurant capacity to 50% June 26 to help curb the spike in cases.

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

  • Austin: 59

  • Cedar Park: 153

  • Georgetown: 227

  • Hutto: 83

  • Leander: 78

  • Round Rock: 156

  • Other: 409


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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