A press release from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
On Oct. 18, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for Sept. 23-Oct. 6 is 522.7. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County.
Our hospitalization rate is currently 13.6 per 100,000.
Today, we confirmed 193 COVID-19 cases and 3 new deaths:
- A man in his 60s from Key Peninsula.
- A man in his 50s from South Hill.
- A man in his 70s from Frederickson.
On Oct. 16 we confirmed 291 cases. On Oct. 17 we confirmed 282 cases.
Our totals are 87,410 cases (PCR = 77,776, antigen = 9,634) and 815 deaths.
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