Williamson County reports 337 new cases of coronavirus Nov. 24

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24. (Community Impact Staff)
Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24. (Community Impact Staff)

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24. (Community Impact Staff)

Williamson County reported 337 new cases of the coronavirus Nov. 24, bringing the total to 12,272.

There are 62 patients hospitalized, 24 in intensive care units and 11 on a ventilator. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 24% of hospital beds, 11% of ICU beds and 84% of ventilators are available.

The total number of deaths is 162; no additional deaths have been reported since Nov. 23.

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 sits at the red level for coronavirus transmission risk as of Nov. 19. This is characterized by uncontrolled community spread, according to WCCHD.


Of the total cases reported, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases. There are 1,302 total probable cases.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 6.71%.

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: 855

  • Cedar Park: 1,208

  • Georgetown: 2,330

  • Hutto: 848

  • Leander: 816

  • Round Rock: 3,642

  • Other: 1,627


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: 29

  • Round Rock: 73


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 Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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