Williamson County estimated active coronavirus cases drop below 300

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Williamson County increased by 31. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Williamson County increased by 31. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Williamson County increased by 31. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

After a delayed update, Williamson County reported 31 new coronavirus cases and one new death on Aug. 26. The total number of cases is 7,820.

As of Aug. 26, 73 patients are hospitalized, 24 are in intensive care and 17 are on a ventilator. The WCCHD also reported 21% of hospital beds, 16% of ICU beds and 77% of ventilators are available.

The death total is now 116.


Counted deaths are of those who have COVID-19 listed as a direct cause of death on the death certificate. A medical certifier, usually a doctor, determines the causes of death. The Texas Department of State Health Services does not include deaths of people who had COVID-19 but died of an unrelated cause, according to the DSHS dashboard.

Of the total cases reported, 7,563 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 257 active cases.


The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate as which tests return positive, is 8.05%.

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: 500

  • Cedar Park: 799

  • Georgetown: 1,358

  • Hutto: 526

  • Leander: 414

  • Round Rock: 2,434

  • Other: 968


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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