A press release from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
On Sept. 24, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for Sept. 2-15 is 557.5. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County.
Our hospitalization rate is currently 12.8 per 100,000.
Today, we confirmed 621 COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths:
- A man in his 60s from Tacoma.
- A woman in her 40s from East Pierce County.
- A man in his 50s from Tacoma.
- A woman in her 50s from Graham.
Our totals are 79,901 cases (PCR = 71,096, antigen = 8,805) and 758 deaths.
About 30% of today’s 621 cases came from a lab backlog. They go back about a month.
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