On Oct. 17, we confirmed 91 new COVID-19 cases and 1 new death: a woman in her 70s from Tacoma, with underlying health conditions.
Our totals are 9,018 cases and 184 deaths.
We have reported 933 cases in the last 14 days. Our 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 103.4. Our average cases per day over the last 14 days is 66.6.
With the 6-day data lag, our case rate is at 91.7 per 100,000. The data lag helps to ensure accuracy and is a required element of Safe Start metrics for movement into phases and other re-opening requirements, such as schools.
Approximately one third (32.9%) of our cases are ages 50 or older. This age group comprises 36% of Pierce County’s population.
The 20-39 age group comprise the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 37.5% of total cases in the last two weeks.
Those under 20 make up 11.3% of the total number of cases and 13.8% of cases in the past 2 weeks.
If you have symptoms or may have had contact with someone who has COVID-19, please get tested!
See our Safe Start dashboard for testing information and other local data we’re tracking for the governor’s Safe Start Washington Plan.