See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in November

See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in November. (Community Impact staff)
See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in November. (Community Impact staff)

See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in November. (Community Impact staff)

Williamson County added more than 3,400 confirmed coronavirus cases in November, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data.

Between Nov. 1-30, the county confirmed 3,411 additional coronavirus cases, jumping from 10,120 to 13,541—a 33.8% increase—over the course of the month.

In the month prior, Williamson County added 900 new cases, data shows.

The number of deaths increased by 5.16% in November, from 155 to 163, per the data.

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.

The number of hospitalizations also more than doubled in November, from 24 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in and outside the intensive care unit to 50 at the end of the month. The county also started the month with a positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, around 3%; it was nearly 9% by the end.

During the course of November, the county moved from low community spread in early November to uncontrolled community spread Nov. 19 after moving to moderate community spread Nov. 4 and to high community spread Nov. 10. Nonetheless, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said Nov. 12 he does not plan to issue another stay-at-home order.

"Williamson County trusts our residents to be smart and prudent," Gravell said. "We know that they will take the appropriate measures to stay safe."

The county also saw some delays in reporting in November after previously omitted confirmed cases were found. Numbers presented on the WCCHD COVID-19 dashboard and below reflect updated counts.

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.

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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