CORONAVIRUS: Friday 2/19/2021 roundup

51 weeks have now passed since the Friday night when the first King County case of COVID-19 was announced. Here are tonight’s updates:

KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Some data corrections in tonight’s stats from the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:

*80,859 people have tested positive, 224 more than yesterday’s total

*1,345 people have died, 14 more than yesterday’s total

*5,062 people have been hospitalized, 20 more than yesterday’s total

*887,461 people have been tested, 2,907 more than yesterday’s total

Now, our weekly check of key numbers on the COVID Vaccination Among King County Residents dashboard:

*301,938 people have received one dose

*125,444 people have received both doses

*466,575 doses have been allocated to King County

One week ago, the first four totals were 79,681/1,318/4,955/871,404, and the vaccination totals were 266,573/85,033/374,825.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 110.7 million cases, 2,452,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

IF YOU NEED TESTING SATURDAY: The city’s West Seattle test site (2801 SW Thistle) continues to be open on Saturdays.

COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER’S BRIEFING: Dr. Jeff Duchin led his weekly briefing/media Q&A – here’s the video:

He offered his theories about the falling case numbers as well as discussing the vaccination situation, including reassuring people that if their second-dose appointments had to be rescheduled because of delivery delays, they’ll be OK even if it takes a few more weeks. Meantime, though numbers are dropping, he stressed, “We can’t let our foot off the pedal” – precautions to stop the spread remain imperative.

GOVERNOR’S REMARKS: No big news, and most of his media event today was spent on bill-signing, but Gov. Inslee did answer a few pandemic questions – here’s the video.

NEED FOOD? One more reminder, the Greater Seattle Fil-Am SDA Church has free food boxes in West Seattle tomorrow, 2 pm-4 pm, 2620 SW Kenyon.

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1 Reply to "CORONAVIRUS: Friday 2/19/2021 roundup"

  • anonyme February 20, 2021 (8:31 am)

    These numbers are so erratic that they just can’t be trusted, IMO.  Almost as erratic as the county response to COVID itself, especially the vaccine rollout.  If today’s numbers are accurate (and that’s a big “if”) they’re not encouraging.  I’m afraid that too many people will start behaving negligently, thinking that this thing is nearly over. 

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