WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas - Officials in Williamson County say they've received notification of one more COVID-19 death in the county. The death toll from the coronavirus in the county is now at 26.
The person who died is only being identified as a man in his 70s.
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“In the midst of this pandemic and social crisis, we unfortunately also continue to deal with loss of life as a result of COVID-19. Let’s do our part as a community to lift others up that may be hurting and support families affected by this disease. The best form of support, in my opinion, is following social distancing, wearing a face covering even if it’s not mandatory, and staying home if we are feeling ill," says Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell in a news release.
"Most importantly, we continue to see how our elderly are being impacted. Please keep them in mind and try to stay away from them for now so that we can preserve their life,” Gravell adds.
Officials remind people that if you have symptoms of respiratory illness including cough, fever, and shortness of breath, that you should please contact your health care provider. It is important to call ahead before arriving at a clinic, urgent care, or emergency department to avoid potential spread.
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