Williamson County reports 49 additional confirmed coronavirus cases July 2

Williamson County has now recorded 2,388 total COVID-19 cases, including 1,342 that are currently active. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County has now recorded 2,388 total COVID-19 cases, including 1,342 that are currently active. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Williamson County has now recorded 2,388 total COVID-19 cases, including 1,342 that are currently active. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District confirmed 49 additional coronavirus cases July 2, bringing the total to 2,388.

Currently, 107 patients are hospitalized, 32 are in intensive care and 12 are on a ventilator, it said. The WCCHD also reported 26% of hospital beds, 11% of ICU beds and 53% ventilators are available.

On July 1, the county reported 139 additional cases and 98 patients in the hospital.


The surge in cases, hospitalizations and the positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive for COVID-19 across the state, led Gov. Greg Abbott to issue an order July 3 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces.

The governor also issued a proclamation granting mayors and county judges authority to limit outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, making it mandatory for people to avoid groups larger than 10 and maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others.


There are currently 1,342 active cases in the county, with 957 individuals recovered, per the report.

Williamson County has seen a significant increase in cases, leading city councils in Round Rock, Cedar Park and Georgetown, among others, to issue mask ordinances earlier this week.

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


  • Austin: 74

  • Cedar Park: 179

  • Georgetown: 257

  • Hutto: 91

  • Leander: 98

  • Round Rock: 456

  • Other: 187


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 thecounty'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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