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Washington state reports 777 new cases of COVID-19

The Washington State Department of Health reported 777 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The department no longer reports deaths on weekends.

Pierce County reported 91 new cases and one death on Saturday. Pierce County has had a total of 184 deaths likely caused by COVID-19 as of Saturday, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

State totals for coronavirus disease are at 97,671 cases and 2,239 deaths, up from 96,894 cases on Friday.

King County continues to have the highest numbers in Washington, with 24,985 cases and 793 deaths. Yakima County ranks second, with 1

1,695 cases and 267 deaths. Pierce is third with 9,163 cases.

All Washington counties have cases.

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Jon Manley does high school sports for The News Tribune. Winner of the McClatchy President’s Award and a graduate of Gonzaga University, Manley has been involved in the South Sound sports scene since 2013. Born and raised in Tacoma.

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