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Latest Washington State Coronavirus and COVID-19 issues



The Washington State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 884 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths.

Pierce County reported 77 new cases and three new deaths on Tuesday. According to the Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Health, there have been a total of 109 deaths in County Pierce caused by COVID-19 as of Monday.

The total number of coronavirus-related diseases is 54,205 cases and 1,548 deaths, compared with 53,321 and 1,518 deaths on Monday.

Forty-six people with confirmed COVID-1

9 cases were admitted to Washington State Hospitals on Monday, July 20, the last date with all the data. March 23 89 people were admitted, the highest number ever during a pandemic.

945,234 coronavirus studies have been performed in Washington State. On July 20, the last date the data was complete, 16,571 specimens were collected across the state, up 5.4 percent. The mean rate of positive tests in the seven days before that was 5.2%.

The study numbers only reflect polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are given to patients while the virus is thought to be still in the body.

King’s County remains the largest in Washington, with 14,717 cases and 648 deaths. Yakima County ranks second in number with 9,575 cases and 203 deaths.

There are cases in all counties in Washington. The cases of Garfield, Lincoln and Wahkiakum are less than 10.

There were 708 cases per 100,000 people in Washington on Tuesday, up from 698 on Monday. The national rate is 1,306, compared to 1,289 on Friday.

More than 4.3 million people were approved in the U.S. on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Coronavirus cases and 149,180 deaths from the virus. More than 658,000 people have died from the disease worldwide.

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Craig Sailor has worked as a reporter, editor and photographer for The News Tribune for 20 years. He previously worked for The Olympian and other newspapers in Nevada and California.




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