The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases decreased significantly in Williamson County during February when compared to January, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data.

From Feb. 1-28, the county reported 4,523 additional confirmed cases, going from a total of 31,112 to 35,635 over the course of the month, an increase of 14.54% from the month prior.

Comparatively in January, the county added 11,102 new cases, an increase of 52.16% compared to December.

Deaths have also dropped in February, data shows.

There was a total of 74 deaths reported in February compared to a total of 110 deaths in January. January also reported to be the county’s deadliest month so far. The total number of deaths as of Feb. 28 was 398.

On March 2, Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the statewide mask mandate beginning March 10 citing a decrease in cases and a ramp up in vaccine distribution.

Williamson County plans to open a third mass-vaccination site at Dell Diamond in Round Rock on March 10.

Below is a breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Williamson County in February.