Tonight’s pandemic headlines:
KING COUNTY NUMBERS: First, the latest stats from the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:
*88,786 people have tested positive, 417 more than yesterday’s total
*1,471 people have died, 5 more than yesterday’s total
*5,354 people have been hospitalized, 9 more than yesterday’s total
*975,969 people have been tested, 3,723 more than yesterday’s total
On to our weekly check of key numbers on the COVID Vaccination Among King County Residents dashboard:
*727,140 people have received one dose
*422,486 people have received both doses
*1,083,085 doses have been allocated to King County (not counting pharmacy programs)
One week ago, the first four totals were 86,536/1,459/5,261/958,183, and the vaccination totals were 628,239/348,784/935,435.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.
WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 130.2 million cases, 2,838,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.
COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER’S BRIEFING: In his weekly briefing, Dr. Jeff Duchin warned that “cases and hospitalizations are climbing at a steady pace” and there’s no indication it’ll level off any time soon. He also talked about increasing numbers of variants – more than 600 cases identified so far. And he concluded with an extended baseball analogy, including that “it’s time to rally (against COVID-19) and shut it down for once and for all.”
NEED HELP FINDING A VACCINATION APPOINTMENT? Get in-person help in West Seattle on Saturday.
IF YOU’RE SEARCHING ONLINE – here are links to try:
*Check for West Seattle city-run site appointments here; sign up for the city’s notification list for all four of its sites here.
*Health-care providers (particularly bigger ones like UW Medicine (one reader specifically recommends Valley Medical Center), Franciscan, Swedish, Kaiser Permanente, etc.)
*covidwa.com (volunteer-run aggregator) – you can also follow its tweets for instant notifications
*The state’s Vaccine Locator (as mentioned above)
*The CDC’s Vaccine Finder
*Pharmacies big and small – Safeway, Rite Aid, QFC, Pharmaca, Costco
*Sea Mar clinics
IF YOU NEED TESTING SATURDAY: Remember that the city extended the operations of the West Seattle test site (2801 SW Thistle), so you can still get tested there Saturdays (as well as weekdays).
GOT INFO OR PHOTOS? email@example.com or text/voice 206-293-6302 – thank you!