OVER THE WEEKEND: Williamson County reports 117 additional coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 117 new coronavirus cases between Aug. 1-3, bringing the total to 5,832. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 117 new coronavirus cases between Aug. 1-3, bringing the total to 5,832. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 117 new coronavirus cases between Aug. 1-3, bringing the total to 5,832. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 117 new coronavirus cases between Aug. 1-3, bringing the total to 5,832.

As of Aug. 3, 61 patients are hospitalized, 26 are in intensive care and 23 are on a ventilator. The WCCHD also reported 31% of hospital beds, 25% of ICU beds and 74% of ventilators are available.

The county announced July 28 that the Texas Department of State Health Services is now using death certificates instead of local health district reports to count COVID-19 fatalities. According to the county, this standardizes death reporting across the state.

“Death certificates can take between a week to more than three months following a death to be issued, resulting in a lag in the count between the state and local health district,” the county said. “In counties that do not have local health departments or districts, a death certificate is the only method to verify a death attributed to COVID-19, causing an increase in numbers under the new reporting system.”

As of Aug. 3, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county is 80. While the county no longer reports the individual’s gender and age, this is an increase of two between Aug. 1-3.


Of the total cases reported, 5,207 have recovered, and there an estimated 545 active cases.

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.

The current seven-day rolling positivity rate, or the rate which tests return positive, is 42.96%, data shows.

Here is an update on total cases in the cities of residence including probable cases, according to the WCCHD.

  • Austin: 358

  • Cedar Park: 649

  • Georgetown: 1,097

  • Hutto: 437

  • Leander: 287

  • Round Rock: 2,050

  • Other: 953


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.