Currently, 88 patients are hospitalized, 31 are in intensive care, and 18 are on a ventilator, it said. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 28% of hospital beds, 12% of ICU beds and 61% of ventilators are available.
Between July 11-13, the county reported 388 additional cases and five deaths. The death toll is 56.
A dashboard update revealed of the total cases, 3,004 recovered with 1,018 active cases.
However, recoveries are not reported to the state’s contact tracing/data system; therefore, recovery information is not absolute and is to be used for estimating purposes only, according to the WCCHD website. No trends or other inferences should be drawn from this data, as the numbers posted represent a point-in-time snapshot and may fluctuate throughout the day, it said.
Due to the increase in cases, the state remains under a mask order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces.
As June 12, the county’s seven-day average positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 24.1%.
As schools begin to plan for fall opening, three area districts—Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISDs—have requested their districts be allowed to suspend in-person instruction and begin the school year with 100% online instruction for all K-12 students.
Here is an update on total cases in the cities of residence, including deaths, according to the WCCHD.
- Austin: 262
- Cedar Park: 468
- Georgetown: 738
- Hutto: 295
- Leander: 225
- Round Rock: 1,531
- Other: 503
If the WCCHD is unable to confirm city of residence after three attempts, the case is deemed “lost to follow-up” and is not included in the above count, officials said.
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.