Reported daily coronavirus cases continue to drop in Williamson County

The latest coronavirus case count information from Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The latest coronavirus case count information from Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The latest coronavirus case count information from Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County reported 58 new cases of coronavirus July 24, continuing a trend of fewer cases reported each day.

The total number of confirmed cases is now 5,203.

The hospitalization data was not updated due to a technical issue with the data feed, according to a memo on the dashboard.

The county also reported one additional death, a woman in her 60s. The death toll is now 90. Reported deaths are of confirmed cases who died because of their COVID-19 illness or complications thereof, either as cause of death or significant contributing factor in the death, per the dashboard.

“It is with a heavy heart that we report the loss of another life in Williamson County. I believe through prayer and standing together as a family we will come out of these trying times stronger. We will see a better tomorrow if we continue to support each other and follow proper safety measures to help reduce the spread of this deadly disease,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a release.

The county also reported one probable death in addition to the 90, it said. A probable death is defined as someone who died as a result of their illness and is not explained by other more likely diagnosis—like trauma, heart attack, stroke—or COVID-19 listed as either cause of death or significant contributing factor in the death as per the death certificate, per the report.

Of the total cases, 4,223 have recovered, and there are 890 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 23, the county reported 74 additional cases and 10 additional deaths.

As of July 23, the county’s seven-day average positivity rate, or the rate at which coronavirus tests return positive, was 23.25%, which has increased slightly but continues to be lower than its peak at 35.3% on June 30.

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

  • Austin: 329

  • Cedar Park: 594

  • Georgetown: 993

  • Hutto: 395

  • Leander: 286

  • Round Rock: 1,882

  • Other: 715

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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