WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas - Officials in Williamson County say that one more person has died from COVID-19 in the county which brings the death toll to 22.
Due to privacy protection, officials would only say that the person who died was a woman in her 80s.
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell says in a news release, "Today, we are saddened by the news of another life lost too soon to the coronavirus. On this Memorial Day, as we honor the men and women who have courageously fought and died in our nation's military, let us also remember the people who have lost their lives fighting COVID-19."
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"All lives are precious. I urge you to take the steps necessary to protect more lives, particularly the most vulnerable among us, and follow health officials recommendations to wash hands often, avoid close contact with people outside your home, cover your nose and mouth with a cloth face-covering, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily," Judge Gravell added.
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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