CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 3/10/2021 roundup

The city’s vaccination acceleration tops tonight’s pandemic headlines:

1ST MASS VACCINATION SITE: The mayor, governor, and county executive teamed up at Lumen Field Event Center to announce its first day as a mass vaccination site will be Saturday (March 13). It’ll operate a few days per week at the beginning but can scale up to 7-day operations once vaccine supplies increase – potentially 150,000 shots a week.

GET ON THE LIST: If you’re currently eligible for vaccination, you can get on the city’s notification list for the new Lumen Field site, plus the West Seattle and Rainier Beach community sites, by going here.

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

*83,471 people have tested positive, 197 more than yesterday’s total

*1,429 people have died, 8 more than yesterday’s total

*5,156 people have been hospitalized, 6 more than yesterday’s total

*924,499 people have been tested, 3,701 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the four totals we track were 82.507/1,404/5,109/910,371.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find all the numbers, county by county, on the state Department of Health data page,.

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

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING: The weekly briefing by Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah and other top state health officials is scheduled for 9:30 am tomorrow. It’ll be livestreamed here.

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8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 3/10/2021 roundup"

  • Helping Seniors March 11, 2021 (9:25 am)

    Seniors age 75+ in West Seattle still have the lowest vaccination rate at 63.5%, while those on Vashon Island in the same age cohort are vaccinated at 105.7% (amazing), and East County at 97.5%. Please help a local senior get registered as many don’t have technology to do so, or believe their doctor’s office is going to phone them.

  • WSB March 11, 2021 (11:38 am)

    Late add, not announced till this morning, governor’s having a pandemic briefing at 2:30 pm.

    • flimflam March 11, 2021 (12:30 pm)

      i hope he will shed some light on why restaurant/coffee shop/service workers so far down the list when we are exposed to maskless diners every single shift we work.

  • West Sea Resident March 11, 2021 (11:56 am)

    Just got back from getting my first shot in the parking lot by the stadium on Thistle. Right by the SW. Community Center and pool. Couldn’t have been easier. Zero wait time. Very well organized. And friendly firefighters administering the shots

  • Brian March 11, 2021 (12:36 pm)

    Question about total deaths: this NYT article says Seattle has incurred over 2300 deaths but the KC data you’re showing is nowhere near that. What is the difference here? Why would the NYT number be so much higher?

    • WSB March 11, 2021 (1:12 pm)

      Note that their chart shows SEATTLE METRO AREA, not SEATTLE. At the very least, the metro area includes Snohomish and Pierce counties, as well as King. (The 4 million population on that line also shows they’re not just counting King County – that’s what you get when you add King, Sno, Pierce together.)

  • westseattleite March 11, 2021 (1:59 pm)

    There  are so many local vaccination spots available right now. The Covid testing space on Thistle is doing vaccinations, Admiral Safeway, and Pharmaca all have availability as of Thursday, 3/11. Sign up online or give them a call. Let’s get our community vaccinated! 

  • westseattleite March 11, 2021 (2:02 pm)

    Also,  St. Anne Hospital in Burien is taking appointments.

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