CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 3/27/2021 roundup

Midway through March’s final weekend, here’s the latest pandemic news:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard – note that tonight includes one “data correction”:

*87,112 people have tested positive, 576 more than yesterday’s total

*1,461 people have died, 2 more than yesterday’s total

*5,256 people have been hospitalized, 5 fewer than yesterday’s total*

*959,118 people have been tested, 935 more than yesterday’s total

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Saturday, those numbers were 85,283/1,452/5,203/942,501.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 126.7 million people have tested positive, and more than 2,777,000 people have died; U.S. deaths exceed 548,000. Most cases: U.S., Brazil, India, France, Russia (France jumped past Russia and the UK to get into the top 5). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

LOOKING FOR VACCINE? Eligibility expands Wednesday – but if you’re eligible now, here are links to try:

*Check for West Seattle city-run site appointments here; sign up for the city’s notification list for all three of its sites here.
*Health-care providers (particularly bigger ones like UW Medicine, CHI Franciscan, Kaiser Permanente, etc.)
* (volunteer-run aggregator)
*The state says it’s improved its own lookup tool
*Here’s another multi-provider search to try
*Pharmacies big and small – Safeway, Rite Aid, QFC, Pharmaca, Costco
*Sea Mar clinics

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8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 3/27/2021 roundup"

  • flimflam March 28, 2021 (7:00 am)

    576 new cases? wow. great idea to reopen indoor dining not to mention expanding it to 50%.Inslee has done a good job but seems to have declared victory a bit early. disappointing.

    • Bandana March 28, 2021 (3:12 pm)

      Phase 3 started this week. So the increase in numbers came from Phase 2.

      • flimflam March 28, 2021 (4:53 pm)

        true. either way, my point remains the same – a bit premature to just call it over and rush to reopen. Most/many business owners have secured their payroll loans and while not bringing in as much $ as usual they aren’t losing any either.i fear that even if things get really bad the state won’t go back to tighter restrictions and admit they were wrong.

        • polka dot March 28, 2021 (5:51 pm)

          They will FlimFlam, we will rollback to phase two in King County if cases go over 200 per 100,000 residents per 14 days or if there are more than 5 new hospitalizations per 100,000 per 7 days.The dashboard hasn’t updated since the 25th but on that day the numbers were already 131.5 new cases per 100,000 for the weeks of March 3 – 16 and 3.8 hospitalizations per 100,000 for the week of March 1 -7. So we’ll see and I have no more info than what I read on the dashboard but my guess is that there will be at least a brief rollback to phase two.

        • Just wondering too March 29, 2021 (10:07 am)

          Might be a stratagem to encourage vaccinations?

          Begin reopening more things, including schools, while there is this plateauing and now uptick, risk of a surge with the new variants, while not enough people have been vaccinated quite yet…

          Kinda makes you want to run out and get vaccinated as soon as you can, doesn’t it? 

  • AlexC March 28, 2021 (7:25 am)

    Our daily numbers are all over the place this week. Is this cause the data they are providing isn’t complete some days so other days have two days worth, or did we really just got back up to a bunch of 300+ days?

  • AMD March 28, 2021 (2:24 pm)

    Data delays or not, case numbers ARE increasing locally, nationally, and globally.  Hospitalizations are also up.

  • Billy March 28, 2021 (4:36 pm)

    Cases are up, testing is down, restrictions are loosening :(  Still waiting for my shot. Who is eligible next week? 

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