On Nov. 26, we confirmed 89 new COVID-19 cases and 3 new deaths:
- A woman in her 80s from the Lake Tapps/Sumner area. She had underlying health conditions.
- A woman in her 90s from Lakewood. She had underlying health conditions.
- A woman in her 80s from Puyallup. Underlying health conditions unknown.
Please note that today’s case count is an undercount due to staffing and processing slowdowns related to the holiday.
Our totals are 15,460 cases and 231 deaths.
More people are seeking testing at Pierce County’s mobile sites throughout the county. The sharp increase in recent testing volume has caused delays in processing and reporting. continue to play catch up and report cases from 2 to 3 days ago in addition to cases from yesterday. Today’s case count is likely an undercount.
In addition, Washington State Department of Health has suspended negative test reporting during the unprecedented surge of testing results. We won’t update our test positivity rate and number of total daily tests charts until DOH resolves it backlog.
We have reported 3,307 cases in the last 14 days. Our 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 366.6. Our average cases per day over the last 14 days is 236.2.
With the 6-day data lag, our case rate is at 322.1 per 100,000. The data lag helps to ensure accuracy of our metrics.