CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 2/7/2021 roundup

Pandemic updates, as February’s first week concludes:

KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: Tonight’s numbers from the King County daily-summary dashboard appear to have balanced out last night’s two-digit case count and five-digit testing count:

*78,686 people have tested positive, 537 more than yesterday’s total

*1,299 people have died, unchanged from yesterday’s total

*4,902 people have been hospitalized, 12 more than yesterday’s total

*855,745 people have been tested, 692 more than yesterday’s total

You might recall the county had no update last Sunday – so we’ll just note that two weeks ago, the King County totals were 74,562/1,215/4,725/813,111.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 106.1 million cases and 2,317,000+ deaths, 463,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.

VAX FACTS: Two City County committees will dive into the state of the vaccination situation on Tuesday – the Public Safety and Human Services Committee at 9:30 am, Governance and Education at 2 pm. Find the agendas – which include information on how to watch/comment – here.

NEED FOOD? 3-5 pm Friday (February 12th), Highland Park Elementary (1012 SW Trenton) will be the site of a drive-up event to hand out food “snack packs” – they’ll contain milk, cheese, yogurt, 2 kinds of meat, sour cream, and onions

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? or 206-293-6302, text/voice – thank you!

5 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 2/7/2021 roundup"

  • Brian February 8, 2021 (10:11 am)

    King County is getting closer and closer to a rolling 7-day death count of over 100 individuals which seems like it’s a bad thing? Why are we opening up restaurant dining again?

  • flimflam February 8, 2021 (4:24 pm)

    what is the reason for the wild fluctuation in the numbers this weekend?

  • Lbalm February 8, 2021 (5:31 pm)

    I have discovered some interesting data regarding West Seattle related to COVID and the vaccine. Within King County, West Seattle and Downtown are tied with having the highest number of adults age 60+ at 13,500 as of 2018; West Seattle has the lowest percentage of adults age 75+ vaccinated at 26.6% as of Feb 5, and third lowest percentage of adults age 65+ vaccinated at 29.2%; and lastly West Seattle/S. Seattle/Delridge/Highline have the second rates of death from COVID, and third highest rates of hospitalization and infection. How is it there is no plan to make vaccination more readily available to this area? The data clearly shows we are deeply impacted for the current priority population, not just the cities of Auburn and Federal Way.

  • flimflam February 8, 2021 (5:47 pm)

    also, a follow up question – are the wildly fluctuating numbers what the state is using for open/closed metrics?

    • WSB February 8, 2021 (5:58 pm)

      From the gov’s website:

      n order to remain in Phase 2, a region must continue meeting at least three of these four metrics.
      • Decreasing or flat trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100K population;
      • Decreasing or flat trend in 14-day rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100K population;
      • Average 7-day percent occupancy of ICU staffed beds less than 90%; and,
      • 7-day percent positivity of COVID-19 tests less than 10%

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