Pierce County sees best day in week with just four new COVID-19 cases

Pierce County sees best day in week with just four new COVID-19 cases
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TACOMA, Wash. — Pierce County on Thursday reported just four new COVID-19 cases and one new death.

The county’s totals now stand at 1,833 cases and 72 deaths, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

Daily case totals can change as the county receives new information about cases, finds duplicate data or is assigned cases originally attributed to other counties.

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The new death involved a University Place woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions.

The county’s COVID-19 tracking page estimated the number of still-active confirmed cases at 566 on Wednesday, with 1,267 assumed recovered.

There have been 22,142 coronavirus tests run on Pierce County residents with 7.7 percent of them positive as of May 19, according to state Department of Health data.

That total does not include negative tests from long-term care facilities or tests not yet assigned to a county, according to the county health department.

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