Williamson County: 78% increase in coronavirus cases over 10-day period

On Sunday, Williamson County officials announced 51 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 262. 

The large spike comes after the county announced it's first COVID-19 cluster at a nursing home in the county, where 46 residents and staff have been infected with the virus. 

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Now, officials are looking to increase their efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus. 

"My fellow Williamson County residents, in the last 10 days we have seen an increase of 78% in new cases. Let us redouble our efforts in social distancing and kindness during these next days," said County Judge Bill Gravell.

According to officials, currently, there are 7 people in the county that are hospitalized and 136 people have recovered. 



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