CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 2/17/2021 roundup

The latest on the pandemic:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*80,157 people have tested positive, 140 more than yesterday’s total

*1,320 people have died, 8 more than yesterday’s total

*5,021 people have been hospitalized, 13 more than yesterday’s total

*882,196 people have been tested, 2,397 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the four totals we track were 79,167/1,305/4,942/867,433.

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

WEEKLY HEALTH BRIEFING TOMORROW: State health officials present their weekly update and answer media questions at 9 am tomorrow; watch it live here.

VACCINE WEBINAR: Got questions about vaccine eligibility and distribution? The state is offering a webinar at 5 pm tomorrow. Here’s the info, including how to attend.

CITY CLINICS: The city is continuing to get a limited number of doses and says its next round will include pop-up clinics in West Seattle, South Park, and South Seattle, with outreach being handled by El Comite, Villa Comunitaria, the Senior Center of West Seattle, and Seattle Housing Authority.

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2 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 2/17/2021 roundup"

  • Graham February 18, 2021 (5:18 am)

    That’s 990 new positive tests for the week – first dip below 1,000 in months (I think)…

  • CarDriver February 18, 2021 (11:06 am)

    Safeway vaccine warning. Got cancelled-along with everyone else. Spoke with a pharmacist this morning. We are NOT on a priority list. We’ve been thrown “back in the pool” and have to START ALL OVER AGAIN” 

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