On June 8, the county reported 698 cases. That number jumped to 3,442 a month later.
In addition, the number of hospitalizations has increased from seven on June 8 to 109 on July 8, an increase of about 1,457.14%. The highest number of daily hospitalizations was July 7, when there were 112 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, data shows.
The number of deaths has also increased by 71.43% over the past month. Between June 8 and July 8, the county reported 20 additional coronavirus-related deaths. Between May 8 and June 8, the county reported 16 deaths, data shows. The total death toll is 48.
Williamson County issued a “Stay Home Stay Safe" order March 24, requiring individuals to stay home except for essential business. The purpose of the order was to prevent exceeding hospital capacity and to avoid overwhelming the health care system, and it appeared to work. Between March 24 and May 1, 287 cases and 10 deaths were reported.
The order was lifted April 30, and businesses began to reopen at varying capacities on May 1. The surge, however, did not arrive in Williamson County until June. Area medical professionals have previously attributed the surge to the Memorial Day holiday, social justice protests and increased interactions.
“Certainly we're still going to be seeing in the coming weeks the effect of greater contact from the social protests and those types of interactions,” WCCHD Deputy Director Justine Price said. “I think just a higher number of people in [the 18-40] age demographic are mingling freely and also probably [engaging in] a certain level of noncompliance with mask wearing.”
Navigate the interactive charts below to see a breakdown in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths, per the WCCHD dashboard. Click the black arrow to view additional charts that include data from the entire pandemic.