Coronavirus

Taylor figures continued on an upward trend in regards to COVID-19 as of midweek.

On July 2, Mayor Brandt Rydell reported about 62 Taylor citizens were still battling the coronavirus as of then. Approximately 49 other residents were in recovery. Taylor’s total count of coronavirus cases this year stood at 113 on Thursday. The mayor's full update can be played below

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This week, the city of Thrall released updated figures about the city and zip code 76578, including one death.

“It is with a sad heart that we must report the first death due to COVID-19 in our Thrall community,” said city of Thrall personnel in a message on its website.

Thrall also reports that there are four active cases of the coronavirus within the 76578 zip code. Three other residents in the zip code have recovered. 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.

Health Privacy protection laws only permit the release of limited patient information.

Hutto reached 91 active cases of the coronavirus July 2. Approximately 64 other residents had recovered by then. With one previously reported death, there have been 156 cases of COVID-19 in Hutto since the start of the pandemic.

In the past seven days, Williamson County had at least three days of newly reported cases of COVID-19 topping more than 100. On July 2, reports of new cases dropped to 49, the lowest count since June 19.

As of Thursday, there were 1,342 active cases of the coronavirus in the county. About 957 residents have recovered. A total of 2,388 people in the county have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic.

Several Williamson County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 were announced early this past week as having passed away. They included two males in their 40s, a male in his 80s, a female in her 50s and a female in her 80s. The death toll attributed to the coronavirus stands at 39.

“It is the second day in a row that we mourn the loss of two more Williamson County residents taken too soon at the hands of COVID-19,” said County Judge Bill Gravell on Tuesday. “This deadly virus continues to spread, therefore, we must mitigate as best as we can by abiding to the social distancing guidelines, practicing proper hygiene, and wearing a face covering in public. Protect your loved ones and your neighbors by following these safety measures.”

There are no reports of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in other eastern Williamson County communities as of July 2.

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