More than half of Williamson County residents have received at least one vaccine dose, plus more COVID updates

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)

Total confirmed coronavirus cases in Williamson County reaches 38,572 since the start of the pandemic, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data.

The county death toll remains the same at 462.

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 continues to be in the orange phase of community spread, which indicates high spread level. Local health officials still recommend individuals wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of distance from those not in their household.

For the county to decrease to the yellow phase of community spread all three of the following must occur: the incidence rate needs to be below 7.0 for 14 consecutive days; the positive test rate needs to be below 10% for 14 consecutive days; and the total Trauma Service Area rate for the area needs to be decreasing for 14 consecutive days.

According to the dashboard, 34.58% of Williamson County residents are fully vaccinated, and 51.74% have received at least one shot.

In addition, about 17% of COVID-19 hospital beds are available, and 12% of COVID-19 ICU beds are available, it said.

The seven-day rolling positive rate, or the rate at which tests for the coronavirus return positive, is 4.51%.

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

  • Austin: 3,691

  • Cedar Park: 2,918

  • Georgetown: 8,229

  • Hutto: 2,859

  • Leander: 3,291

  • Round Rock: 10,417

  • Other: 5,172

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: 22

  • Cedar Park: 69

  • Georgetown: 118

  • Other: 95

  • Round Rock: 158

The city of residence for one death was not immediately available.

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.