OVER THE WEEKEND: Williamson County reports 763 more coronavirus cases, 6 deaths over 4 days

Williamson County reports 763 more coronavirus cases and six deaths over holiday weekend. (Community Impact Staff)
Williamson County reports 763 more coronavirus cases and six deaths over holiday weekend. (Community Impact Staff)

Williamson County reports 763 more coronavirus cases and six deaths over holiday weekend. (Community Impact Staff)

Between July 3-6, Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 763 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,151.

Currently, 108 patients are hospitalized, 31 are in intensive care and 12 are on a ventilator, it said. The WCCHD also reported 38% of hospital beds, 22% of ICU beds and 50% ventilators are available.

The county’s current positivity rate—or that rate at which tests return positive—is 32.5% as of July 2, data shows.

Over the four days, the county announced six deaths. Three occurred July 3 of a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 90s, and three occurred July 6 of a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 70s. The death toll is now 45.

“As Texans, we must continue to work as a family and look out for one another. Face coverings are a sign of this support, because by wearing them, you are protecting others from possible exposure to the disease,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a news release.

Before the holiday weekend, many cities in Williamson County issued mask orders requiring residents to wear masks while in public places. On July 2, Gov. Greg Abbott also issued a similar requirement.

As the number of cases and hospitalizations increase, Williamson County is also working to increase testing. During the week of July 6, Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Texas National Guard are hosting testing sites in Hutto, Jarrell and Taylor for those that are symptomatic and asymptomatic.

  • Austin: 197

  • Cedar Park: 367

  • Georgetown: 527

  • Hutto: 204

  • Leander: 180

  • Round Rock: 1,133

  • Other: 499

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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