Williamson County dashboard adds COVID-19 deaths by city

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Between Sept. 19-21, Williamson County added 73 confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 8,458.

As of Sept. 21, there are 12 patients hospitalized, eight in intensive care units and six on a ventilator. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 24% of hospital beds, 30% of ICU beds and 87% of ventilators are available.

On a Sept. 16, WCCHD noted an error in hospitalization data. That has since been corrected.

The county also reported six additional deaths. The total is 143.

Counted deaths are of those who have COVID-19 listed as a direct cause of death on the death certificate and does not include deaths of people who had COVID-19 but died of an unrelated cause, according to the DSHS dashboard. This method may delay reporting by weeks or even months due to paperwork, county health officials have said.


On Sept. 9, the WCCHD dashboard added a new feature that displays the county’s current spread level. The color-coded chart is designed to help residents understand the stages of risk and provide recommendations on what people should do to stay safe during the pandemic, according to the website.

Williamson County has remained at yellow, or moderate community spread.

While the county is deemed to be at a moderate spread level, WCCHD officials have recommended that residents take further precautions at a level above what is presented. For example, at the yellow level, officials recommend residents take the precautions listed in the orange level.

Of the total cases reported, 8,161 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 156 active cases. There are 194 total probable cases.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 2.15%.


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: 557

  • Cedar Park: 843

  • Georgetown: 1,519

  • Hutto: 551

  • Leander: 480

  • Round Rock: 2,627

  • Other: 1,041


Here is a breakdown of deaths by city, according to the WCCHD.


  • Cedar Park: 19

  • Georgetown: 22

  • Not specified: 8

  • Other: 25

  • Round Rock: 67


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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