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.