On Dec. 7, we confirmed 108 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths, all with underlying health conditions:
- A man in his 50s from South Hill.
- A woman in her 80s from Tacoma.
- A woman her 60s from Parkland.
- A woman in her 70s from South Hill.
We are reporting a low number of cases today because of technical difficulties, fax-only processing, and reduced staffing while preparing for data migration. Our new data management system, Leo will go live Thursday. We are taking extra time to ensure the data is complete and error free as we transfer it into a new system.
Our totals are 17,805 cases and 251 deaths.
More people are seeking testing at Pierce County’s mobile sites throughout the county and other testing locations. The sharp increase in recent testing volume has caused delays in processing and reporting. We 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.
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 its backlog.
We have reported 3,063 cases in the last 14 days. Our 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 339.6. Our average cases per day over the last 14 days is 218.8. With the 6-day data lag, our case rate is at 372.0 per 100,000. The data lag helps to ensure accuracy of our metrics.