Williamson County adds 145 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths March 1-3

Here is what you need to know today about COVID-19 in Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here is what you need to know today about COVID-19 in Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here is what you need to know today about COVID-19 in Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Williamson County reported 145 new cases of the coronavirus between March 1-3, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 35,780, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data.

The county also added eight deaths during that time, bringing the total to 406, it said.

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.

The WCCHD dashboard was not reporting any COVID-19 data between Feb. 13-28 due to maintenance that was extended by the winter storm.

Even as daily case counts drop, the county continues to be listed as uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus. While a new Gov. Greg Abbott order will lift the statewide mandate on masks beginning March 10, local health officials have asked residents to continue to wear a mask when unable to keep six feet of distance from people not in their household. Businesses can continue to require masks and limit occupancy on their own accord, the order said.


According to the dashboard, 6.6% of Williamson County residents are fully vaccinated, and 14.7% have received at least one shot.

The seven-day rolling positive rate, or the rate at which tests for the coronavirus return positive, sits at 8.8%.

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

  • Austin: 3,399

  • Cedar Park: 2,685

  • Georgetown: 7,645

  • Hutto: 2,580

  • Leander: 2,955

  • Round Rock: 9,722

  • Other: 4,836


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.

  • Austin: 20

  • Cedar Park: 64

  • Georgetown: 97

  • Other: 81

  • Round Rock: 144


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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