CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 1/14/21 roundup

Tonight’s virus-crisis update:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary dashboard, here are today’s cumulative totals:

*70,547 people have tested positive, 453 more than yesterday’s total

*1,165 people have died, 14 more than yesterday’s total

*4,495 people have been hospitalized, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*782,951 people have been tested, 508 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the four totals we track were 66,486/1,132/4,377/765,546.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health page.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 93.1 million cases worldwide, 23.3 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

SITUATION REPORT: Elaborating on some of the trends we mentioned last night while summarizing state health officials’ briefing last night, here’s the newest statewide situation report.

SFD’S MOBILE TEAM ROLLS: As promised, the city’s first phase of the new vaccination program got going today:

NEED FOOD? 2-5 pm tomorrow at Food Lifeline (815 S. 96th) HQ, emergency food boxes are available.

GOT PHOTOS/TIPS? 206-293-6302, text or voice, or – thank you!

5 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 1/14/21 roundup"

  • Jim January 15, 2021 (9:54 am)

    Good they are going to group homes where older people live. What about group homes for people with mental disabilities and learning disabilities?  I think the government should be using school nurses to help give virus shots to the people who live in the community near the school that they work at. 

    • Tim January 15, 2021 (7:52 pm)

      School nurses already have jobs. It’s really the crux of the matter. We need people who can give up their jobs to vaccinate others, but they have to be qualified. Most medical folk are not out of work right now. So everyone who is doing this work is putting aside their regular work to do it.

  • stay aware January 15, 2021 (11:32 am)

    ‘(Globally)…the pandemic is getting worse. The death toll is rising faster than ever. While it took eight months for the world to record 1 million Covid-19 deaths, the second million came in less than four months.’

    The world marks 2 million coronavirus deaths. The real toll is likely much higher

  • Smittytheclown January 15, 2021 (12:58 pm)

    Over a million vaccinations were administered nationwide yesterday.  Now over 12 million.  On its way to 2 million a day.  Pretty sure Biden’s 100 million in the first 100 days will happen.  Maybe double that.

    • Pessoa January 15, 2021 (1:32 pm)

      Correct.  And more importantly, those 12 million vaccinations went into the  arms of those who were either front line healthcare workers, or are vulnerable.   As I’ve said before, we should look at the vaccination effort in terms of quality over quantity. 

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