The nightly numbers check tops tonight’s pandemic roundup:
NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the key points of the daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health:
*78,863 people have tested positive, 177 more than yesterday’s total
*1,299 people have died, unchanged from Saturday’s total
*4,909 people have been hospitalized, 7 more than yesterday’s total
*862,969 people have been tested, 7,224 more than yesterday’s total
One week ago, those totals were 77,017/1,264/4,815/832,970.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.
WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 106.4 million cases, 2,324,000+ deaths. See the other stats – nation by nation – here.
VACCINATION SITUATION: No major news today. No local sites added to the state’s “where to find it” map. We are likely to hear a lot tomorrow, though, when two City Council committees devote the bulk of their meetings to vaccination discussions – the city response during the Public Safety and Human Services Committee meeting at 9:30 am (agenda/viewing/commenting info here), equity and distribution roundtables during the Governance and Education Committee meeting at 2 pm (agenda/viewing/commenting info here).
VACCINE FACT-CHECKING: Public Health has launched a new page to try to clear up some misinformation.
ECONOMIC RECOVERY BILL: Gov. Inslee signed legislation today affecting both unemployment benefits and the taxes businesses pay to fund them. Here’s the announcement.
NEED FOOD? This week’s nearest Food Lifeline distribution is 2-5 pm Friday (February 12th) at 815 S. 96th … Also on Friday, “snack packs” will be distributed in a free drive-up event at Highland Park Elementary, 3-5 pm, 1012 SW Trenton.
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