State reports highest ever single-day total of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

  • Source: The Olympian
  • Published: 11/05/2020 12:00 AM

The Washington State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,469 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths. The mark is the highest single-day total since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous high of 1,056 on July 6. Pierce County reported 214 new cases and two deaths on Wednesday, a single-day case total which was by far the highest ever since the start of the pandemic. The previous single-day total was 138 cases on Oct. 22. Pierce County had a total of 197 deaths likely caused by COVID-19 as of Wednesday, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Statewide totals from the illness caused by the coronavirus are at 111,480 cases and 2,416 deaths, up from 110,011 cases and 2,400 deaths on Tuesday.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe