CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 1/24/2021 roundup

Here are tonight’s pandemic updates:

KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: We start with the cumulative totals from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*74,562 people have tested positive, 348 more than yesterday’s total

*1,215 people have died, unchanged from yesterday’s total

*4,725 people have been hospitalized, 38 more than yesterday’s total

*813,111 people have been tested, 497 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the King County totals were 71,982/1,179/4,593/796,252.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 99.2 million cases and 2,129,000+ deaths, 419,000 of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.

VIRUS VARIANT: One day after Snohomish County announced the state’s first two detected cases of the so-called “UK variant,” Pierce County announced it has one too. What do you need to know about the new variant? Here’s what Seattle-King County Public Health published this weekend.

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13 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 1/24/2021 roundup"

    • Anne January 25, 2021 (11:45 am)

      With new, more contagious variant showing up in Snohomish & Pierce county -definitely considering double masking in more crowded places like grocery stores.  If one can tolerate double masks-it can’t hurt. 

      • wsperson January 25, 2021 (1:42 pm)

        I’m double masking too and started getting groceries from Amazon, it’s easier anyway, same day delivery, I might never go back to regular shopping.

    • Bandana January 25, 2021 (1:32 pm)

      Yes I have started to wear double masks. I wear a cloth mask and a disposable mask on top.

    • brian January 25, 2021 (1:51 pm)

      This seems like cool advice that would have been super helpful like 8 months ago. Thanks, doc.   

  • Mellow Kitty January 25, 2021 (9:47 am)

    I’ll be going into paranoia overdrive mode – two masks and a face shield! Please don’t take offense if you see me and I walk to the other side of the street Stay safe neighbors ❤️

  • Jill January 25, 2021 (11:29 am)

    Time to live in a hamster ball when I go of my house. 

  • Ray January 25, 2021 (1:56 pm)

    Its seems to be all talk and no action. When and where in West Seattle can we get the vaccine shots? Did I miss something?

    • WSB January 25, 2021 (2:52 pm)

      We are watching that as closely as we can. Eventually there will be places – we mentioned last week that local Safeway pharmacies are among the future locations, for example – but they don’t have vaccine yet. The Sea Mar Clinics in White Center and South Park are listed as walk-in locations but they are out of vaccine. The nearest I’ve heard of anyone getting it (aside from local longterm-care facilities) is the CHI Franciscan hospital in Burien.

      • waikikigirl January 25, 2021 (3:16 pm)

        FYI…Hospital is now St Anne, no longer Highline Medical/CHI Franciscan if anyone tries looking them up 

        • WSB January 25, 2021 (3:54 pm)

          I know, just noting that it’s the hospital run by CHI Franciscan.

  • HS January 25, 2021 (2:05 pm)

    I recently started going to the gym again and am double masking there. I felt self conscious until I turned around to see a guy doing his lifting routine with his mask pulled down to his chin, exposing mouth and nose, gulping air. I’m not eligible for a vaccine until later phases, so yes, now I’m absolutely double masking in enclosed commercial spaces. I was surprised that doubling the basic blue surgical mask was oddly more comfortable than expected.

    • Bandana January 25, 2021 (6:02 pm)

      The mask rule in gyms is clear and simple. Masks must be worn at all times during a workout. If you can’t follow the rule, don’t go into a gym. There is no excuse for anyone to pull his mask down. 

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