73 new COVID-19 cases in Pierce County, total now at 571

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On Friday, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department reported 73 new cases of COVID-19.

Pierce County now has a total of 571 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, with 5,299 people tested as of March 28, with no updated test numbers for the county since then.

The Washington state reporting system continues to face delays in updated totals after its system was overwhelmed by the volume of coronavirus test results.

The State Department of Health reported 6,585 cases nationwide and 262 deaths during the pandemic on Thursday.

Pierce County totals released on Friday by geographic location in the county are listed below with the latest reported totals for Thursday in parentheses. Figures may be higher / lower due to continued redistribution of totals as case investigations continue. On April 1, the county health department withdrew the JBLM cases after a Ministry of Defense directive to limit announcements to general branches, rather than installation.

Bonney Lake: 14 (13)

Central Pierce County: 33 (27)

East Pierce County: 13 (11)

Edgewood / Fife / Milton: 24 (21)

Frederickson: 14 (13)

Gig Harbor area: 36 (30)

Graham: 15 (14)

JBLM: stop reporting

Key Peninsula: 5 (4)

Lake Tapps / Sumner area: 13 (no change)

Lakewood: 46 (39)

Park: 25 (24)

Puyallup: 30 (28)

South Hill: 28 (26)

South Pierce County: 8 (no change)

Southwest Pierce County: 6 (no change)

Spanaway: 20 (19)

Tacoma: 223 (184)

University space: 18 (no change)

Daily reports include new cases received before 11:59 p.m. the day before.

BEHIND OUR REPORTS

How we report coronavirus numbers

The News Tribune reports confirmed cases of coronavirus listed by the Washington Department of Health and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department in their daily updates.

The state total includes all cases submitted by the county health department before 11:59 p.m. the day before and is updated once a day at 6:00 p.m. on its website. Its figures only include cases that health services have reported directly to the state. In some cases, county health departments have reported cases publicly, but not to the state health department before the daily deadline, which has sometimes resulted in different totals.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Service updates its total within 2 hours. daily on its website and includes all new confirmed cases reported before 11:59 p.m. the day before.

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