Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department press release.
Last week, CDC moved Pierce County into its medium COVID-19 community level. Our case and hospital rates continue to rise. At this level, CDC recommends:
- If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Get tested if you have symptoms.
On May 23, our current 7-day case rate per 100,000 is 232.6 for May 8-14, which is:
- 38.3% higher than the last 7-day period (date range: May 1-7).
Our current 7-day hospitalization rate per 100,000 is 7.5 for May 8-14, which is:
- 78.6% higher than the previously reported 7-day period (date range May 1-7).
We confirmed 1,675 cases of COVID-19 for May 15-21 and 6 new deaths:
- A man in his 60s from an unknown address.
- A man in his 90s from Parkland.
- A man in his 100s from Puyallup.
- A woman in her 60s from Frederickson.
- A woman in her 80s from Lakewood.
- A woman in her 90s from Gig Harbor.
We record these deaths in our cases dashboard on our data page which reflects the date of death.
Pierce County’s total COVID-19 count is 1924,429 cases and 1,347 deaths. Our average cases per day over the past 7 days ending May 21 is 239.
In the last 2 weeks:
- 17.6% of our cases are younger than 20 years old. People in that age group make up 26.4% of Pierce County’s population.
- 24.9% of our cases are ages 20-34. That age group makes up 19.7% of our population.
- 24.0% of our cases are ages 35-49. That age group makes up 18.9% of our population.
- 33.5% of our cases are ages 50 or older. That age group makes up 35% of our population.
Find more information on cases, hospitalizations, deaths and related demographics at tpchd.org/covid19cases. Click on each heading to see tables, maps and dashboards.
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