ROUND ROCK, TEXAS — The number of deaths caused by the new coronavirus in Williamson County increased by one person Saturday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 28.
According to the county, the most recent person to die was a woman in her 80s. Privacy protection laws prohibit officials from releasing additional details, they noted.
Additionally, the number of total confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is 656.
Figures related to the spread of respiratory illness in the county can be found on a statistical dashboard that is updated daily. Residents seeking to view the data also can visit their health district's Facebook page for updates.
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According to the dashboard, 468 patients have recovered after contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The current number of active cases is 188, according to the dashboard.
Health officials continue to urge those exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness — including cough, fever and shortness of breath — to contact their health care providers. However, health officials stress the importance of calling ahead before arriving at a clinic, urgent care or emergency department to avoid potential spread.
For information on the county response to COVID-19, go to www.wilco.org/COVID-19.