Expect fluctuations in our daily case count reports in the next several days and into the weekend. We launched a new data management system, Leo, today. The 14-day average case count offers you the most reliable look at disease rate in our community until after the Leo launch.
On Dec. 10, we confirmed 722 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths, both with underlying health conditions:
- A woman in her 80s from Tacoma.
- A woman in her 60s from Tacoma.
We have reported 4,161 cases in the last 14 days. Our 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 461.3. Our average cases per day over the last 14 days is 297.2.
Our totals are 19,618 cases and 256 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 can create delays in processing and reporting.
Washington State Department of Health has resumed reporting negative test results, and we updated the weekly positivity rate yesterday.
With the 6-day data lag, our case rate is at 392.5 per 100,000. The data lag helps to ensure accuracy of our metrics.