A press release from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
On Sept. 7, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for Aug. 13-26 is 641.6. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County.
Our hospitalization rate is currently 21.1 per 100,000.
Today, we confirmed 321 COVID-19 cases and 7 new deaths:
- A woman in her 60s from University Place.
- A man in his 80s from Southwest Pierce County.
- A man in his 60s from Lakewood.
- A woman in her 50s from Tacoma.
- A man in his 30s from Tacoma.
- A man in his 30s from East Pierce County.
- A man in his 50s from Tacoma.
On Sept. 4 we confirmed 577 cases. On Sept. 5 we confirmed 389 cases. On Sept. 6 we confirmed 362 cases.
Our totals are 73,433 cases (PCR = 65,488, antigen = 7,945) and 707 deaths.
We’re improving our data report to clarify how COVID-19 is spreading in Pierce County. Beginning with today’s report, we will provide both positive antigen and positive PCR tests on our main dashboard. Our death count will include deaths among both confirmed and probable cases. We’re adding 20 deaths to our total because of these reporting changes. In all cases, the medical examiner listed COVID-19 as a cause of death on the death certificate.
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