Nine of the deaths occurred between July 15-22 after a backlog led to a delay in reporting to the Williamson County and Cities Health District, a news release said.
The individuals were a man in his 70s, three men in their 80s, a woman in her 50s, two women in their 70s, two women in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.
“Today, I am calling on the Williamson County family to join me in prayer to lift up the lives lost due to this deadly disease,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in the release. “I pray for the safety and healing of the family members as they cope with this tragedy.”
Williamson County also reported 74 new cases July 23, bringing the total to 5,145, according to WCCHD data. The number of confirmed daily cases continues to drop steadily.
Hospitalization data was not updated due to a technical issue with the data feed, according to a memo on the dashboard.
Of the total cases, 4,224 have recovered, and there are 832 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.
On July 22, the county reported 90 additional cases and two additional deaths.
As of July 22, the county’s seven-day average positivity rate, or the rate at which coronavirus tests return positive, was 21.75%. The area's peak so far was 35.3% on June 30.
Here is an update on the total cases by city of residence, including deaths, according to the WCCHD.
- Austin: 321
- Cedar Park: 575
- Georgetown: 948
- Hutto: 382
- Leander: 259
- Round Rock: 1,817
- Other: 682
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.