CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 3/7/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

The vaccination situation is back atop the roundup tonight:

WEST SEATTLE VACCINATION SITE: As reported earlier, the city’s new vaccination site at Southwest Athletic Complex has openings this week for West Seattle residents 65+, and they asked us to help get the word out. Start here. When the new site – alongside the city’s ongoing testing site – was announced a week ago, the city said it was “partnering with over 50 community-based and faith-based organizations” to get referrals for the new site. The continued emphasis on seniors is in the context of these vaccination rates from the county website – note in particular the 75+ stats:

Meantime, not long before we received the announcement from the city, we heard at a meeting that one of West Seattle that among those who will be vaccinated at the site this week are residents of the Arrowhead Gardens senior-living complex.

KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: From the King County daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*83,103 people have tested positive, 162 more than yesterday’s total

*1,415 people have died, unchanged from yesterday’s total

*5,145 people have been hospitalized, 8 more than yesterday’s total

*914,496 people have been tested, 319 more than Friday’s total

One week ago, the King County totals were 82,215/1,393/5,100/901,467.

WEST SEATTLE TRENDS: Here’s our weekly check of this stat – first time in two weeks because the county’s site was malfunctioning a week ago – with numbers shown in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the daily-summary dashboard, combining the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas” (HRAs). For the past two weeks, 69 positive test results; 67 in the 2 weeks before that; 121 in the two weeks before that. … We also are noting WS death totals each week. The total deaths for the entire pandemic in the two HRAs comprising West Seattle: 61, unchanged from last check.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 116.8 million cases and 2,593,000+ deaths, 525,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.

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11 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 3/7/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check"

  • Chris March 8, 2021 (7:07 am)

    We want to thank all of the heroes out there that are helping our seniors get their vaccinations.   We finally were able to find vaccinations for the group of seniors we were helping.   We know what a struggle and frustration it has been for so many of them.   Some were very scared as they knew how important this was and could not find a way to get their vaccine.   Many many thanks to all of you who have and will still be helping our seniors and others.   

  • SeattleTeacher March 8, 2021 (7:26 am)

    Do you know… after the elderly are “all done” will that site remain operational for the next groups of people?

  • Helping Seniors March 8, 2021 (7:32 am)

    Please ask seniors in your neighborhood if they’re looking to get vaccinated, tell them about this local clinic and, if they need it, offer assistance to sign them up. Many do not have the technology to do so. I got my senior neighbor an appointment after nearly two months if trying–it’s been frustrating. 

  • HS March 8, 2021 (8:09 am)

    Just a quick “Thank you WSB’ for all the work you do. 

  • John March 8, 2021 (10:53 am)

    Some fairly high numbers for people over 16 (Vashon, 34% of these), who are those?  I thought they were all in later phases?

    • Math Teacher March 8, 2021 (12:28 pm)

      @John – it’s misleading.  People over the age of 65 are about 34% of the 16-and-up group.

    • Smittytheclown March 8, 2021 (12:28 pm)

      I think it means that a greater share of Vashon Islands population is over 65 compared to other areas and skews the numbers. 

    • marz March 8, 2021 (12:29 pm)

      Probably health care workers, first responders etc., people otherwise eligible .

    • hj March 8, 2021 (1:07 pm)

      Educators, first responders, child care workers, long-term care workers, etc. Vashon has a relatively small population with more people on the older side so the percentages are not going to be the same as other areas.

    • AMD March 8, 2021 (1:08 pm)

      Health care workers were in the first group too.  This includes pharmacists, midwives, home health aides and others who definitely work in the field but aren’t the first to come to mind when we think of health care.

  • NotHoldingMyBreath March 9, 2021 (3:15 pm)

    Week 6 of Phase 2 with still no word on what Phase 3 even looks like. Hope the Governor realizes over 7 million people are waiting for him to finish his “Roadmap to Recovery” that he announced over 3 months ago. I can’t imagine what “data and science” he is waiting for while people continue to struggle. It’s really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you don’t even have a tunnel to stare into. 

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