Williamson County reports highest daily coronavirus-related death count with 5 on July 15

Williamson County reported its highest daily coronavirus-related death count with 5 on July 15. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County reported its highest daily coronavirus-related death count with 5 on July 15. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Williamson County reported its highest daily coronavirus-related death count with 5 on July 15. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Williamson County reported 174 additional coronavirus cases and five additional coronavirus-related deaths July 15. The number of confirmed cases is now 4,327.

Currently, 107 patients are hospitalized, 32 are in intensive care and 18 are on a ventilator, it said. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 24% of hospital beds, 18% of ICU beds and 65% of ventilators are available.

The five deaths were of a man in his 50s, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s, and two women in their 80s. The death toll is now 61.

“Today, we learn the heartbreaking and somber news that five more residents have lost their fight to COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, and anyone else who is suffering due to this pandemic,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a news release. “The battle against this disease continues, which means we must remain vigilant and follow all preventative measures recommended by health officials to limit the spread of the virus.”

On July 14, the count reported 111 additional cases.


A dashboard update revealed of the total cases, 3,153 have recovered, and there are 1,113 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 of July 14, the county’s seven-day average positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, was 21.48%, which has continued to drop from its peak at 35.3% on June 30.

Here is an update on the total cases by city of residence, including deaths, according to the WCCHD.


  • Austin: 270

  • Cedar Park: 498

  • Georgetown: 781

  • Hutto: 311

  • Leander: 228

  • Round Rock: 1,576

  • Other: 537


If the WCCHD is unable to confirm the 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 s
pecific 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 recovery counts, according to its website.
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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