As of Oct. 21, there are 26 patients hospitalized, nine in intensive care units and six on a ventilator. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 21% of hospital beds, 22% of ICU beds and 81% of ventilators are available.
A report did not come out Oct. 19 and 20 after the state's Texas Health Trace COVID-19 reporting system found inconsistencies with the county of residence assignment of COVID-19 case investigations. Reports are only released Monday through Friday.
The daily case breakdowns are as follows.
- Oct. 17: 8 new cases
- Oct. 18: 15 new cases
- Oct. 19: 38 new cases
- Oct. 20: 29 new cases
- Oct. 21: 36 new cases
The county also added three deaths. The total is 150.
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, 8,912 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 201 active cases. There are 190 total probable cases.
The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 2.02%.
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: 619
- Cedar Park: 889
- Georgetown: 1,685
- Hutto: 611
- Leander: 540
- Round Rock: 2,800
- Other: 1,223
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: 21
- Georgetown: 25
- Not specified: 9
- Other: 26
- Round Rock: 69
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.