Williamson County hits highest number of hospitalizations, adds 3 deaths to coronavirus count July 21

Williamson County hit its highest number of hospitalizations and added three deaths to the coronavirus count July 21. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County hit its highest number of hospitalizations and added three deaths to the coronavirus count July 21. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County hit its highest number of hospitalizations and added three deaths to the coronavirus count July 21. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County reported 93 additional coronavirus cases and three additional coronavirus-related deaths July 21. The number of confirmed cases is now 4,981.

Currently, 115 patients are hospitalized, 38 are in intensive care and 20 are on a ventilator, it said. This is the highest number of hospitalizations in a single day, data shows.

The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 25% of hospital beds, 5% of ICU beds and 66% of ventilators are available.

The county also reported three additional deaths, a man and a woman in their 80s and a woman in her 90s. The death toll is 77.

Of the total cases, 3,960 have recovered, and there are 944 active cases.


However, recoveries are not reported to the state’s contact tracing and 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.

Between July 18-20, the county reported 398 new cases and seven deaths.

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. Major retailers are also requiring masks, including Target, Walmart and Best Buy, among others.

As of July 20, the county’s seven-day average positivity rate, or the rate at which coronavirus tests return positive, was 21.02%, 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: 310

  • Cedar Park: 561

  • Georgetown: 917

  • Hutto: 363

  • Leander: 250

  • Round Rock: 1,762

  • Other: 660


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 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 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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