1 death, 96 cases added to Williamson County coronavirus count

See how Williamson County has been impacted by the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how Williamson County has been impacted by the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

See how Williamson County has been impacted by the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

An additional 96 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Williamson County on Nov. 17. This brings the total to 11,084.

There are currently 48 patients hospitalized, 17 in intensive care units and six on a ventilator. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 23% of hospital beds, 29% of ICU beds and 82% of ventilators are available.

The county also added one death, bringing the total to 159.

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 currently sits at a high coronavirus spread level.


Of the total cases reported, 10,558 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 367 active cases. There are 1,141 total probable cases.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 4.69%.

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.

Total cases in the cities of residence, including probable cases, according to the WCCHD, are as follows.

  • Austin: 782

  • Cedar Park: 1,095

  • Georgetown: 2,039

  • Hutto: 755

  • Leander: 722

  • Round Rock: 3,328

  • Other: 1,456


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: 22

  • Georgetown: 28

  • Not specified: 10

  • Other: 28

  • Round Rock: 71


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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