CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 1/12/21 roundup

Here are the latest local pandemic toplines:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: First, the numbers, as shown in today’s daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health – the cumulative totals:

*69,522 people have tested positive, 334 more than yesterday’s total

*1,148 people have died, 7 more than yesterday’s total

*4,488 people have been hospitalized, 22 more than yesterday’s total

*780.231 people have been tested, 2,448 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 65,144/1,110/4,327/760,782.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 91.5 million cases worldwide, 22.8 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

VACCINATION TEAMS: The City of Seattle will set them up through SFD to go to small adult care homes and vaccinate residents and staff, starting Thursday. Here’s the announcement.

BRIEFING TOMORROW: State health officials will present their weekly briefing at noon Wednesday – here’s the link.

NEED FOOD? Food Lifeline‘s South Park HQ offers emergency food boxes 2-5 pm Friday (January 15th), at 815 S. 96th.

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? westseattleblog@gmail.com or 206-293-6302, text/voice – thank you!

4 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 1/12/21 roundup"

  • JJ January 13, 2021 (11:52 am)

    I’m so glad to see we haven’t forgotten about adult family homes. They are a huge chunk of elderly care here in Washington. People don’t realize that hospitals only serve a very tiny fragment of our sick, elderly, incapacitated, or dying population. So much wind has been spent on hospital and ICU capacity, but these other facilities are where the bulk of care happens. Many of the people in adult family homes are not mobile, and may not have had access to Covid testing. I was hoping they would be priority for vaccination, but the conversation has centered around hospitals. Are there any plans to expand vaccine outreach to adult family homes county or statewide?

    • WSB January 13, 2021 (12:13 pm)

      King County’s recently announced vaccination initiative also included adult family homes.

    • Pessoa January 13, 2021 (4:08 pm)

      I have a relative with schizo-affective disorder and co-morbidities living in a group home setting  just south of Seattle and she has already received her vaccination.   Hopefully this will be the case for everyone who wants it, soon. 

  • Kyle January 13, 2021 (12:38 pm)

    The SFD have really stepped up during this pandemic. The test sites they run are efficient and a great resource for the community. Great to hear they are helping with mobile vaccine rollout as well!

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