CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 1/10/21 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic updates :

KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*68,472 people have tested positive, up 527 from yesterday’s total

*1,140 people have died, unchanged from yesterday

*4,447 people have been hospitalized, up 50 from yesterday’s total

*773,510 people have been tested, up 2,307 from yesterday’s total

One week ago, the King County totals were 64,578/1,091/4,249/755,666.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 90.2 million cases and 1,934,000+ deaths, 374,000 of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.

NEW REOPENING PLAN STARTS TOMORROW: Even though the entire state will be in Phase 1 of the new “Healthy Washington” plan as it begins tomorrow, that still means some changes – as shown on this graphic from the governor’s office:

As we’ve done throughout the pandemic, we’ll be publishing notes from businesses that are reopening – send info to

CONFUSED ABOUT WHEN YOU’LL BE VACCINE-ELIGIBLE? While vaccination in our state is still in the earliest stage of Phase 1, health officials announced the outline of who’s in the next subphases. That’s led to questions – so in case you’ve been wondering too, here’s the document with more details. It also includes the tentative outline of who’ll be in subsequent phases. P.S. If you wondered about the “comorbidities” mentioned for some eligibility in the announcement, the full-details document points to the CDC’s list.

GROCERY BAGS: Another local store is allowing personal reusable bags again – Metropolitan Market. (Trader Joe’s now allows them too. Any others? Let us know! – ADDED 12:54 AM: Thanks to the reader who just emailed to point out that PCC allows them too – and, this page points out, has for almost 7 months.)

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5 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 1/10/21 roundup"

  • JJ January 11, 2021 (11:12 am)

    I’m glad to see obesity on the list of comorbidities. Obesity seems to be a huge risk factor for death and severe disease courses, as much or almost equal to the risk of advanced age, and it is so common. I was afraid it would be left off either to be politically correct, or, politically, to minimize the impact of Covid. I’m glad honesty prevailed.

  • anonyme January 11, 2021 (12:14 pm)

    I learned almost nothing from the 10 page document ‘clarifying’ the vaccination tiers, except that a healthy person who doesn’t speak good English gets a jab before an isolated, low-income senior citizen with a single co-morbidity and increased risk due to age.   Still NO clarification for seniors under 70.  There should be one, simple, nationwide set of guidelines based solely on medical science, not local politics.  This is a hot mess.

  • Um, No! January 11, 2021 (12:39 pm)

    So how are the vaccinations going?    I assume since we’ve had the vaccine about a month or so now we should have blown through that supply and have more shipments incoming right?  I mean this virus has wrecked lives, mental health, savings, the local and national economy and businesses.  I’m just glad we’ve done such a great job getting the vaccine out to as many people as fast as possible.  Nursing homes, health care providers and first responders have been taken are of.  (SARCASM)

  • J January 11, 2021 (5:50 pm)

    I read the document explaining Washington’s plan for vaccination and wasn’t able to figure out where I fit into the levels (age 65). I contacted the department and asked which level I fit into and what the co-morbidities and underlying conditions they use for determination  are and I received this reply:The current Phase Finder is only a beta (test) version and many updates will be made     prior to the official launch on January 18.  So I guess if we’re confused, it will become clearer soon.

  • BBILL January 11, 2021 (10:30 pm)

    Rep Jayapal positive!

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