Between Oct. 1-31, the county confirmed 956 additional coronavirus cases, jumping from 8,632 to 9,588—an 11.08% increase—over the course of the month.
In the month prior, Williamson County added 680 new cases, data shows.
The number of deaths increased 8.39% in October, from 143 to 155, data shows.
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.
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.
The county reported its first four coronavirus cases March 18.
Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 in Williamson County in September as well as over the course of the pandemic so far. The WCCHD does not release COVID-19 data on the weekends. Click the black arrow to see cases and hospitalizations over the course of the pandemic.