Younger folks make up large share of new COVID-19 cases over last 2 weeks in Pierce County

Pierce County reported 44 new COVID-19 cases Monday and no additional deaths.

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County totals are now 8,189 cases and 177 deaths since the first case in the coronavirus pandemic was recorded March 6.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has reported 721 cases in the past 14 days. The 14-day case rate per 100,000 people is 79.9.

With a six-day data lag required in the state’s Safe Start measurements, the county’s case rate per 100,000 is 71.1.

Average cases per day over the past 14 days is 51.5.

On Monday, the health department reported the 20-39 age group comprise 39.5 percent of total cases in the past two weeks. Those under 20 make up 17.5 percent of cases in the past 2 weeks.

There are an estimated 1,203 still-active cases in the county, according to the health department.

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

Testing is available at various sites in the county. For more information on testing sites, go to www.tpchd.org/covidtest.

Monday’s geographical case totals for Pierce County are listed below with previous day’s totals in parentheses:

? Bonney Lake: 213 (212)

? Central Pierce County: 476 (474)

? East Pierce County: 282 (281)

? Edgewood/Fife/Milton: 352 (no change)

? Frederickson: 326 (325)

? Gig Harbor area: 229 (226)

? Graham: 281 (280)

? JBLM: No longer reported

? Key Peninsula: 65 (63)

? Lake Tapps/Sumner area: 271 (no change)

? Lakewood: 728 (725)

? Parkland: 434 (no change)

? Puyallup: 486 (478)

? South Hill: 436 (433)

? South Pierce County: 228 (224)

? Southwest Pierce County: 87 (84)

? Spanaway: 368 (366)

? Tacoma: 2,527 (2,514)

? University Place: 319 (no change)

? Unknown: 81 (87)

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