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.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.
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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