Coronavirus: Williamson County Illness Count Grows To 27

Tony Cantu

This article originally appeared on the Cedar Park-Leander Patch

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX — The number of cases of new coronvirus in Williamson County grew to 27 on Thursday — five more than the level recorded the previous day.

The upgraded totals are as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, health officials noted. The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) broke down the cases in terms of cities where patients being monitored locally reside, and data on the cities with greatest illness concentration:

  • Austin: 4 cases, representing 15 percent of the total.
  • Cedar Park: 6, representing 22 percent of the total.
  • Georgetown: 6 cases, 22 percent.
  • Hutto: None.
  • Leander: 4 cases, 15 percent.
  • Round Rock: 7, 26 percent.
  • Other WilCo cities: 1, 0 percent statistically. Other cities in Williamson County are Liberty Hill, Jarrell, Taylor and unincorporated areas.

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More stats

  • Of the total number of patients, 10 are male and 17 are female, representing 37 percent and 63 percent of the total, respectively.

Age groups

  • 0-17 years of age: 1, 4 percent
  • 18-40: 9, 33 percent.
  • 41-60: 10, 37 percent.
  • Over 60: 7, 26 percent.

Patient status

  • Hospitalized: 5 patients, 19 percent.
  • ICU: 2, 2.7 percent.
  • Deaths: 0, 0 percent.
  • Recovered: 4, 15 percent.

Those with questions can the Williamson County and Cities Health District Disease Control & Prevention Division at (512) 943-3660. "At this stage information is very limited, WCCHD and Williamson County will share more as it becomes available and necessary to protect the health of the public," officials said in a prepared statement.

Previous coverage:

Those with symptoms of respiratory illness including cough, fever and shortness of breath, are urged to contact their health care provider. It is important to call ahead before arriving at a clinic, urgent care or emergency department to avoid potential spread. For more information, visit www.wcchd.org/COVID-19 . For information on the county response to COVID-19, go to www.wilco.org/COVID-19.