CORONAVIRUS: Friday 1/15/21 roundup

46 weeks have now passed since the Friday night announcement of the first King County case of COVID-19. Here are tonight’s updates:

KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:

*71,231 people have tested positive, 684 more than yesterday’s total

*1,180 people have died, 15 more than yesterday’s total

*4,566 people have been hospitalized, 71 more than yesterday’s total

*788,074 people have been tested, 5,123 more than yesterday’s total

And from the new COVID Vaccination Among King County Residents dashboard (updated weekdays):

*82,382 people have received one dose

*11,640 people have received both doses

*141,375 doses have been allocated to King County

One week ago, the first four totals were 67,068/1,138/4,375/767,530 – we’ll add vaccination numbers after tracking them for a week.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 93.8 million cases, 2 million deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

PHASE 1 FOR WEEK 2: The second “Roadmap to Recovery” report since the governor’s announcement of a new reopening plan is out. It shows every region in the state will continue in Phase 1 next week. The weekly reviews are on Fridays.

OPEN-AIR SERVICE: As part of the rules for Phase 1, some food/drink establishments are seating patrons in “open air” – sort of an indoor/outdoor hybrid.

ANOTHER NEW DASHBOARD: Besides the vaccine dashboard mentioned above, King County also has one with weekly updates on outbreaks – what type of settings they’re happening in, for ecample.

COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER’S BRIEFING: Dr. Jeff Duchin provided another video briefing, saying we’re on a “roller coaster” – see it here. He expressed concern about the more-contagious new variant (though it hasn’t been detected here yet) – “beware and prepare” to be ready, he said. “The virus has gotten smarter and faster.”

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7 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Friday 1/15/21 roundup"

  • Bandanna January 16, 2021 (2:55 am)

    Oregon reported its first case of the UK variant yesterday.

  • Stay well January 16, 2021 (5:44 am)

    Based on these numbers, safe to assume the more contagious variant is here.

    With this virus more contagious, that means our protocols and way of living since the start of the pandemic is no longer adequate. We need to double down our efforts.

    More distance, less time near others, more ventilation, hand washing (just in case), etc.

    Also, those most motivated to not get taken down by this virus, look into taking NAC. It’s a supplement you can get at the grocery store (PCC, Whole Foods should for sure). This supplement may help fortify the lungs and minimize illness. It is also thought to help in recovery from respiratory illness and may help reduce severity of disease. 600mg daily to help fortify, 1000-1200mg daily to help recover.

    These are recommendations I’ve found in researching online. I am not a doctor, so do your own research and consult your doctor, but I want to share in case it may help anyone.

    Also, consider the quality and condition of your masks… is the fabric thinning and stretching out? Do they fit well and stay in place? Is it time for some new masks?

    • Lillet January 16, 2021 (10:59 am)

      Thanks for that! The information about the NAC supplement was very interesting. It was easy to find a link to the National Institute of Health about NAC as it pertains to Covid. Definitely worth exploring.

      • Stay well January 16, 2021 (1:15 pm)

        You’re welcome, Lillet, I hope it’s helpful.

  • Karena January 16, 2021 (8:02 am)

    Several months ago, I clicked a link under this subject that allowed me to type in my zip code. I searched every which way to source it again. Was it taken down by the city/state?(I tried to do my due diligence and search all the way back to August 2020 on ‘Coronavirus roundup’ but once I clicked, the search list I tapped to get that far disappeared:()

  • 22blades January 16, 2021 (10:23 am)

    I literally transport the vaccine all over the world & have to travel everywhere, yet I’m not even eligible under Washington State guidelines (app). I qualify in other if not most other states. So much for my “essential” designation. Pfffft…… I guess I have to keep working scared for awhile.

  • 1994 January 16, 2021 (7:25 pm)

    The census stats would be helpful to utilize along with zip codes to determine how and where to distribute the vaccine.  The government at all levels has so much population data available, had months to make arrangements to use large unused facilities,  bulk up on getting people trained, and tell us where and when to go for the vaccine. The rollout is disappointing.

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