Williamson County reports 182 new cases of coronavirus Aug. 14 even as positivity rate decreases

See how Williamson County has been impacted by the novel coronavirus this week. (Community Impact staff)
See how Williamson County has been impacted by the novel coronavirus this week. (Community Impact staff)

See how Williamson County has been impacted by the novel coronavirus this week. (Community Impact staff)

The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 182 new coronavirus cases Aug. 13, bringing the total to 7,330.

To date, 73 patients are hospitalized, 31 are in intensive care and 14 are on a ventilator. The WCCHD also reported 24% of hospital beds, 21% of ICU beds and 79% of ventilators are available.

The current seven-day rolling positivity rate is 7.96%, which continues to decrease since it peaked in late June and early July, data shows. The highest rate was reported at 33.3% on June 28.

The county also reported three additional deaths. The total is now 102.

On July 29, the county announced 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 reported, 5,896 have recovered, or 80.44%, and there are an estimated 1,434 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: 454

  • Cedar Park: 765

  • Georgetown: 1,251

  • Hutto: 502

  • Leander: 388

  • Round Rock: 2,292

  • Other: 870


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.

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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