On Dec. 21, we confirmed 126 new COVID-19 cases and 3 new deaths, all with underlying health conditions:
- A woman in her 70s from Tacoma.
- A woman in her 70s form Bonney Lake.
- A man in his 80s from Puyallup.
We have reported 5,053 cases in the last 14 days. Our 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 560.2. Our average cases per day over the last 14 days is 360.9
Our totals are 22,848 cases and 275 deaths.
Record levels of testing over the past several weeks caught many new cases. The good news is our percent positive percent rate is declining.
Batch processing of tests at some labs can cause reporting delays. The 14-day average offers the most accurate look at current COVID-19 disease burden in Pierce County.
With the 6-day data lag, our case rate is at 530.4 per 100,000. The data lag helps to ensure accuracy of our metrics.