167 additional coronavirus cases, 1 death confirmed in Williamson County on July 7

Williamson County confirmed cases of coronavirus rose July 7. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County confirmed cases of coronavirus rose July 7. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County confirmed cases of coronavirus rose July 7. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District confirmed 167 additional coronavirus cases July 7, bringing the total to 3,318.

Currently, 112 patients are hospitalized, 33 are in intensive care and 12 are on a ventilator, it said. The WCCHD also reported 27% of hospital beds, 10% of ICU beds and 51% ventilators are available.

Williamson County also reported its 46th death, a man in his 90s.

Over the holiday weekend, the county reported 763 more cases and six additional deaths. They were a man in his 50s, two men in their 60s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 90s.

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.

As of July 6, the positivity rate was 31.6%, data shows.

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.

Williamson County is working to increase testing, hosting free testing sites in Hutto, Jarrell and Taylor this week for those that are symptomatic and asymptomatic. The testing is available to anyone, not just Williamson County residents; however, only those who reside in the county will be added to the county’s official COVID-19 count.

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

  • Austin: 138

  • Cedar Park: 278

  • Georgetown: 424

  • Hutto: 158

  • Leander: 173

  • Round Rock: 922

  • Other: 1,225

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. The WCCHD transitioned to the state’s contact tracing/data system over the holiday weekend and is no longer able to access some of the data it previously displayed on the dashboard, such as active and recovered count, according to its website.


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