Williamson County positivity rate on the rise again after weeks of decline

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

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

Williamson County reported 59 new cases of coronavirus Oct. 6. The total number of cases is 8,861.

As of Oct. 6, there are 10 patients hospitalized, three in intensive care units and six on a ventilator. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 23% of hospital beds, 23% of ICU beds and 84% of ventilators are available.

The county's reported number of deaths remains at 143.

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

Williamson County continues to remain at a moderate community spread level, according to the WCCHD dashboard.


Of the total cases reported, 8,514 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 204 active cases. There are 188 total probable cases.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 3.21%.

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: 599

  • Cedar Park: 872

  • Georgetown: 1,610

  • Hutto: 578

  • Leander: 504

  • Round Rock: 2,709

  • Other: 1,112


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.

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



  • Cedar Park: 19

  • Georgetown: 22

  • Not specified: 8

  • Other: 26

  • Round Rock: 68


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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