CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 4/18/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

Tonight’s pandemic news:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the King County Daily Summary Dashboard page, the cumulative totals:

*93,854 people have tested positive, 344 more than yesterday’s total

*1,493 people have died, unchanged since Friday

*5,573 people have been hospitalized, 4 more than yesterday’s total

*1,008,756 people have been tested, 537 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 91,438/1,483/5,446/991,687.

WEST SEATTLE TRENDS: Time for our weekly check. These numbers are shown in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the daily-summary dashboard; to determine WS status, we combine the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas” (HRAs): For the past two weeks, 165 positive test results; 103 in the 2 weeks before that; also 103 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: 65, unchanged again in this past week.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 141.4 million cases and 3,019,000+ deaths, 567,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.

LOOKING FOR VACCINE? Here are links to try:

*If you’re looking for a city-site appointment, note that the official advice is to 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, Neighborcare, etc.)
* (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
And if travel time is not a barrier – Beth recommends this lookup for potential appointments within a few hours’ drive.

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? or 206-293-6302, text/voice – thank you!

7 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 4/18/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check"

  • WSB April 19, 2021 (1:18 pm)

    No guarantees but as of 12:30 pm, reader Alan reports, Sea Mar in Burien had about 40 shots (Moderna) left for walk-ins today and told him to spread the word. – TR

  • waikikigirl April 19, 2021 (5:17 pm)

    What I have noticed (at work) is that people who have been vaccinated think they don’t have to wear their masks as much as before and that is not true, just because you’ve been vaccinated that doesn’t mean you no longer can get the virus, you still can and you can still spread it, it just means YOU have a better chance of fighting it off.Am I wrong?

    • Brian April 19, 2021 (6:33 pm)

      No you are 100% correct and your coworkers are selfish and careless. 

    • flimflam April 19, 2021 (6:52 pm)

      eh, covid is sooooo 2020….Inslee says it’s safe to eat indoors, masks off, no problem! testing sites getting closed, covid is all done now!

  • Pessoa April 19, 2021 (6:58 pm)

    In the old days, when you said “there is one in million chance” of something happening, it was equivalent to saying something was nearly a statistical impossibility.   Those, by the way, are roughly the odds of you contracting Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated.  

    • Patience April 20, 2021 (7:46 am)

      Pessoa: so untrue!  You have the same odds of contracting  Covid-19 whether you are vaccinated or not.  If you are vaccinated, you can still get the virus but you DO have better odds of fighting Covid-19 off (mild to no symptoms) and surviving. . . .  Because a vaccinated person can still acquire Covid-19 without knowing it (mild to no symptoms), we are ALL asked to wear masks when around non-household members to slow/stop the spread.

      • Pessoa April 20, 2021 (9:55 am)

        Stop spreading falsehoods.  A person who has been fully vaccinated has a microscopically small chance of being infected with the virus as compared to someone who has not been fully vaccinated.  If a person gets vaccinated while they are already infected, asymptomatic or not,  research has shown that the vaccine significantly reduces the viral load, and thus the chance of transmission. 

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