A press release from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
On Sept. 8, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for Aug. 17-30 is 665.6. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County.
Our hospitalization rate is currently 19.5 per 100,000.
Today, we confirmed 469 COVID-19 cases and 5 new deaths:
- A woman in her 80s from Lakewood.
- A man in his 60s from South Hill.
- A woman in her 40s from Lakewood.
- A woman in her 60s from Fredrickson.
- A woman in her 90s from Lake Tapps/Sumner area.
Our totals are 73,902 cases (PCR = 65,910, antigen = 7,992) and 712 deaths.
We’re improving our data report to clarify how COVID-19 is spreading in Pierce County. Yesterday, we began providing both positive antigen and positive PCR tests on our main dashboard. Our death count will include deaths among both confirmed and probable cases. In all cases, the medical examiner listed COVID-19 as a cause of death on the death certificate.
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