Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department press release.
Outbreaks continued to fall across the board in Pierce County this week. Outbreaks decreased at businesses, long-term care facilities and schools. Since Feb. 3, total outbreaks and school outbreaks have both fallen more than 75%.
The total number of school outbreaks fell from 13 to 9 this week. The breakdown:
- Classroom: 58%.
- Sports: 18%.
- Transportation: 25%.
Business outbreaks were lower this week.
Businesses and long-term care facilities had 51 outbreaks with 1,159 cases, a 37% drop in the number of outbreaks and 25% decrease in associated cases from last week.
- We saw 10 fewer larger outbreaks (10 or more active cases) than last week.
- Outbreaks in schools dropped this week to 9 with 40 related cases.
Learn about outbreak definitions and find more data in the Outbreaks section at tpchd.org/covid19cases.
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