See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in July

The total number of reported COVID-19 cases more than doubled in Williamson County in the month of July, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data. (Graphic by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
The total number of reported COVID-19 cases more than doubled in Williamson County in the month of July, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data. (Graphic by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The total number of reported COVID-19 cases more than doubled in Williamson County in the month of July, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data. (Graphic by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The total number of reported COVID-19 cases more than doubled in Williamson County in the month of July, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data.

Between July 1-31, the county confirmed 3,376 additional cases of the coronavirus jumping from 2,339 to 5,715—or 144.34%—over the course of the month.

In the month prior, Williamson County added 1,634 new cases, jumping 259.37% between June 1-30, data shows.

The number of deaths also doubled in July going from 39 to 78, data shows.

Earlier in the month, the county reported 100 coronavirus-related deaths, but it 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, but it could take weeks or even months for death certificates to be completed, which will result in a lag of reporting, officials said.


The county has changed its dashboard several times over the course of the month as it transitioned to the state database.

Williamson County also continues to increase its testing efforts, hosting several state testing sites in early July in smaller cities and streamlining its partnership with Family Emergency Room for continued testing.

The county reported its first four cases of coronavirus March 18.

Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 in Williamson County in July as well as the course of the pandemic so far.
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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