A press release from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
On Sept. 9, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for Aug. 18-31 is 681.8. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County.
Our hospitalization rate is currently 18.9 per 100,000.
Today, we confirmed 450 COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths:
- A woman in her 60s from South Hill.
- A man in his 70s from Puyallup.
- A woman in her 60s from Edgewood/Fife/Milton.
- A man in his 80s from Tacoma.
- A woman in her 70s from Graham.
- A woman in her 60s from Puyallup.
Our totals are 74,351 cases (PCR = 66,289, antigen = 8,062) and 718 deaths.
We’re improving our data report to clarify how COVID-19 is spreading in Pierce County. On Tuesday, 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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