The Williamson County Sun

The Numbers


Location Cases Deaths
Williamson 9,529 154
Bell 6,496 100
Travis/Austin 31,943 450
Texas 918,721 18,276
U.S. 8,947,980 228,677
U.S. recovered: 3,554,336

Oct 30 8:07 am

Wilco Status Report


County Breakout


Status
Total cases 9,717
  Confirmed cases  9,529
 Additional Probable cases 188
Daily new cases 20
Deaths 154
Currently Hospitalized 26
Available hospital beds 27%
Currently in ICU 16
Available ICU beds 32%
Currently on ventilator 6
Available ventilators 86%

Cases by City

City C Δ
Georgetown 1,742 +7
Round Rock 2,869 +4
Hutto 625 -6
Cedar Park 906 +1
Leander 575 +3
Austin (in wilco) 642 --
Other towns 1,274 +8
Age Group
Age C Δ
Under 5 137 --
5 to 10 168 --
11 to 13 131 +1
14 to 17 374 +2
18 to 30 2,628 +5
31 to 40 1,752 +4
41 to 50 1,661 +2
51 to 60 1,271 +3
61 to 70 644 -5
71 to 80 422 +3
81 and over 281 +1

  C=Confirmed Cases
  Δ=Change

*Available Hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators includes all units in Williamson County.

Deaths by Age Group
Age  
18-50 8
51-60 18
61-70 25
71-80 45
81+ 58 (+2)


Oct 30 8:08 am


Confirmed Case: A Williamson County resident with a positive laboratory diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Serological tests do not meet the Texas Department of State Health Services case definition for a Confirmed Case. 

Deceased: The number of confirmed cases who died because of their COVID-19 illness or complications thereof. The total number of deaths is reported and verified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). DSHS is now using death certificates, instead of local health district reports, to count COVID-19 fatalities. DSHS fatality counts may be significantly lower than previously reported.

Additional Probable Case: A case that does NOT have a negative viral test AND meets one of the following criteria: 1) has clinical symptoms and an epidemiologic link (close contact with known case) 2) has a positive serological test and clinical or epidemiologic link 3) COVID-19 as cause of death or significant contributing factor.

Hospitalizations: WCCHD uses data reported by hospitals on the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in the hospital, in the ICU, and on a Ventilator in the ICU. These patients may not all be residents of Williamson County. This more accurately represents the impact on Williamson County hospitals. The data source is the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council (CATRAC) WCCHD Bed Report, updated daily by 2 pm.

Available Beds and Ventilators: The percentage of hospital beds and ventilators that are available for those with COVID-19 illness. Available bed and ventilator percentages are calculated using the overall capacity of Williamson County hospitals, calculated by the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council (CATRAC). 

Sources: Williamson Co. Health Dept.


The Guide to Georgetown

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A woman leans in a church doorway.

JoAnn Halstrom relaxes on Sunday, October 11 after a day of continuing restoration work with her husband, Robert, at what was once Granger United Methodist Church, which closed in 2019. She's standing near stained glass windows that will soon be restored in San Antonio, work that will take approximately two months. Both 60, they purchased the 1904 structure, with plans for a complete overall. The ongoing pandemic slowed their work for a few months, but they are now forging ahead. Photo by Andy Sharp.

Read more about the restoration in the October 28 Sun.


Early Voting locations

Williamson County residents will have ample opportunity to vote — and 19 polling places to choose from — when the 18-day Early Voting period starts on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

 

Early Voting runs from Oct. 13 to Oct. 30. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, except for the two Sundays of Early Voting, when they’ll be open 1-6 p.m.

 

Any registered Williamson County voter can vote at any Early Voting location. The same holds true for Election Day, when even more polling places will be available.

 

Voting Locations: 

• Williamson County’s Georgetown Annex — 100 Wilco Way

• The Worship Place — 811 Sun City Blvd., Georgetown

• Georgetown ISD Technology Building — 603 Lakeway Drive

• Georgetown Randalls — 5721 Williams Drive

• Georgetown Parks and Recreation Administration Building — 1101 N. College St.

• Anderson Mill Limited District — 11500 El Salido Parkway, Austin

• Raymond Hartfield Performing Arts Center — 5800 McNeil Drive, Austin

• Spicewood Springs Library — 8637 Spicewood Spring Road, Austin

• Cedar Park Public Library — 550 Discovery Blvd.

• Cedar Park Randalls — 1400 Cypress Creek Road

• Williamson County Hutto Annex — 321 Ed Schmidt Boulevard, Suite 100

• Jarrell ISD Administration Building —108 E. Avenue F

• Pat Bryson Municipal Hall — 201 N. Brushy St., Leander

• Liberty Hill Municipal Court — 2801 RR 1869

• Baca Senior Center — 301 W. Bagdad St., Building 2, Round Rock

• Round Rock Randalls — 2051 Gattis School Road

• Brushy Creek  Community Center — 16318 Great Oaks Drive

• Williamson County Jester Annex — 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.

• Taylor City Hall — 400 Porter St.

 

 

Sept 11 2:30 pm

 


Salute to vets Salute to vets

   

Early vote 37,000 over 2018 total vote


Thursday, 7:30 pm, Oct. 29

8719 Anderson Mill LImited District

5925

Spicewood Springs Library
12,403 Baca Senior Center
20,903 Cedar Park Public Library
16,293 Cedar Park Randalls
9,466 Georgetown ISD Admin Bldg
11,844 Georgetown Annex
7,532 Georgetown Parks and Rec Admin Bldg
8,529 Georgetown Randalls (outside Sun City)
8,558 The Worship Place (in Sun City)
14,142 Wilco Hutto Annex
3,493 Jarrell ISD Admin bldg
10,372 Liberty Hill Municipal Court
16,707 Pat Bryson Municipal Hall
18,907 Wilco Jester Annex
19,378 Brushy Creek Community Center
6,860 Hartfield Performing Arts Center
11,632 Round Rock Randalls
8,293 Taylor City Hall
219,956 Early Vote Total
23,574 Mail
985 Limited Ballots
2369 Provisional Ballots
246,8845 Total to date/hr.
376,931 Registered Voters
65.50% Percent voting to date
209,257 2018 Total
37,627
More than 2018
17.98% over 2018

 

More details

 

 


RoundAbout


Event Changes, status updates, and online entertainiment options.


Coronavirus testing

 

Wilco residents can go to wilco.org/coronavirus to schedule a drive-thru test at one of the testing locations. Individuals must first fill out an online assessment and then wait for a call from the facility within 48 hours to schedule an appointment.

 

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Upcoming Public meetings

• Georgetown school board:

regular session,

7 p.m. Monday,

Hammerlun Center,

East University Ave.

Watch at georgetownisd.org

 

• Commissioners Court:

regular weekly session,

9:30 a.m. Tuesday,

county courthouse,

710 S. Main St.

Watch at wilco.org

 

• City Council:

Tuesday,

519 W. Ninth St.,

3 p.m. workshop and

6 p.m. meeting,

second and fourth Tuesday.

Watch at georgetown.org/gtv