On Dec. 22, we confirmed 207 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths, both with underlying health conditions:
- A man in his 60s from Graham.
- A woman in her 80s from Tacoma.
We have reported 4,870 cases in the last 14 days. Our 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 539.9. Our average cases per day over the last 14 days is 347.9.
Our totals are 23,053 cases and 277 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 521.6 per 100,000. The data lag helps to ensure accuracy of our metrics.