Williamson County sees big drop in daily reported coronavirus cases Aug. 5

Williamson County saw a big drop in daily reported coronavirus cases Aug. 5. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County saw a big drop in daily reported coronavirus cases Aug. 5. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County saw a big drop in daily reported coronavirus cases Aug. 5. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 19 new coronavirus cases Aug. 5, bringing the total to 5,949.

As of Aug. 5, 61 patients are hospitalized, 28 are in intensive care and 18 are on a ventilator. The WCCHD also reported 30% of hospital beds, 24% of ICU beds and 70% of ventilators are available.

The county also reported three additional deaths. The total is now 83.

On July 28, the county announced 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 does leave a lag as death certificates can take up to three months to be issued.

Of the total cases as of Aug. 5, 5,251 have recovered, and there are 522 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.

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

  • Austin: 374

  • Cedar Park: 660

  • Georgetown: 1,101

  • Hutto: 441

  • Leander: 300

  • Round Rock: 2,081

  • Other: 789


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.


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