As of Oct. 29, there are 26 patients hospitalized, 16 in intensive care units and six on a ventilator. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 27% of hospital beds, 32% of ICU beds and 86% of ventilators are available.
Williamson County also added two deaths. The total is now 154.
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 dropped to a minimal spread level Oct. 26, but masks are still required, and the WCCHD is asking individuals to continue to maintain six feet of distance and wash their hands regularly.
Of the total cases reported, 9,113 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 233 active cases. There are 188 total probable cases.
The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 3.22%.
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: 642
- Cedar Park: 906
- Georgetown: 1,742
- Hutto: 636
- Leander: 575
- Round Rock: 2,869
- Other: 1,274
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: 27
- Not specified: 9
- Other: 27
- Round Rock: 70
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.