On Dec. 26, we confirmed 156 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths.
We have reported 3,784 cases in the last 14 days. Our 14-day case rate per 100,000 is 419.5. Our average cases per day over the last 14 days is 270.3.
Our totals are 24,320 cases and 281 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. With the holidays, we may see more daily case count fluctuations. 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 557.3 per 100,000. The data lag helps to ensure accuracy of our metrics.