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COVID-19 testing in Taylor will be done by appointment only. For more information about when appointments are available, visit www.wcchd.org.

Within one week, Taylor has gone up by 17 active cases of COVID-19.

On June 25, the city had reportedly 39 active coronavirus cases, up from the 22 cases on June 18.

“We’re now up to 84 (total confirmed cases),” said Mayor Brandt Rydell, which includes 44 recoveries and one previously reported death.

Hutto is up 33 active cases in a week with 60 reported as of June 26. Approximately 56 residents have recovered. With one previously reported death, there have been 117 total cases in Hutto since the start of the pandemic.

Williamson County experienced spikes of COVID-19 cases reported in the last week, with the biggest at 100 and 116 new cases. As of June 26, the county is at 937 active cases. About 777 residents are no longer ill after contracting the disease. To date, there have been 1,770 cases in the county.

On Friday, three deaths in the county linked to the coronavirus were reported. They included one male in his 70s and two females in the 80s and 100s.

“Our county is mourning the loss of three more lives today,” said County Judge Bill Gravell. “This sad news is a reminder of the devastating impacts of this virus, and how it will take all of us working together to keep our community from being further impacted. The virus is still present in our community and we need to stay vigilant if we want to stay healthy.”

The city of Thrall reported in early May and maintains that there is one active case in zip code 76578 but outside the city limits. Thrall lies at the northwest border of 76578, which extends to the eastern county border and into the southeast corner of the county and beyond.

According to WCCHD maps from June 16, zip code 76578 has had at least six confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the pandemic. Based on reconfigured maps since then, the zip code is classified as having 0-11 reported cases.

WCCHD uses guidance from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in how they release public information about COVID-19 by municipality or geographic area.

There are no reports of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in other eastern Williamson County communities as of June 26.

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