The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported 22 new coronavirus cases and two deaths Aug. 20. The total number of cases is 7,646.

To date, 78 patients are hospitalized, 30 are in intensive care and 17 are on a ventilator. The WCCHD also reported 23% of hospital beds, 13% of ICU beds and 81% of ventilators are available.

With the two additional deaths, the total is now 112. The death toll is now based on death certificates, which may cause a delay in reporting.

The county’s positivity rate, or the rate at which a coronavirus test returns positive, is also on the rise now at 11.96% after dropping below 10% for several days.

Nonetheless, the rate still remains lower than the county’s peak in late June and early July, data shows. The highest rate so far was reported at 33.3% on June 28.

Of the total cases reported, 6,891, or 90.13%, are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 643 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: 486

  • Cedar Park: 804

  • Georgetown: 1,291

  • Hutto: 521

  • Leander: 406

  • Round Rock: 2,373

  • Other: 919

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 breakd
owns, visit the county's dashboard.