CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 4/7/2021 roundup

Tonight’s local/state pandemic toplines:

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

*90,026 people have tested positive, 283 more than yesterday’s total

*1,480 people have died, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*5,408 people have been hospitalized, 10 more than yesterday’s total

*986,427 people have been tested, 335 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the four totals we track were 88,067/1,464/5,331/969,956.

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.

$ FOR ‘SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS’: Nightclubs, movie theaters, and other venues hit especially hard by pandemic shutdowns will be able to apply for grants from a new fund. Starting Thursday, the city is offering technical assistance.

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING: The weekly briefing by Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah happened this afternoon. Vaccination was as usual a big topic. On some recent days, the state says, 80,000 shots were administered. Watch the briefing here.

IF YOU’RE VACCINE-ELIGIBLE AND LOOKING FOR IT … 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
*The CDC’s Vaccine Finder
*Pharmacies big and small – Safeway, Rite Aid, QFC, Pharmaca, Costco, Bartell Drugs
*Sea Mar clinics

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10 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 4/7/2021 roundup"

  • High Point April 8, 2021 (8:12 am)

    85% of tests yesterday were positive! While the overall rate is less than 10%. Does this point to a trend that only people who know they are infected are getting tested? If so one could only assume the actual amount of infected people in our region is much higher than the data shows. 

    • WSB April 8, 2021 (9:01 am)

      I don’t believe the # of test results reported for a given day are directly correlative of the # reported administered that day. For one, test results take at least 24 hours in many cases. But I’ll ask SKCPH.

      • Two Hour Results April 8, 2021 (3:37 pm)

        Each time I was tested I had results in a matter of only two hours. At this was at various testing locations with only one testing site taking as long as two days granted this was at the beginning of the pandemic 

        • WSB April 8, 2021 (3:51 pm)

          A household member went to the SWAC site three times in the past several months and each time the results took about 24 hours.

          • newnative April 8, 2021 (3:59 pm)

            I went to the SWAC and it took almost the whole 72 hours for results. My partner had his done at his DR. office (Kaiser) and at SWAC and they both also took 48-72 hours. 

  • JJ April 8, 2021 (11:40 am)

    It seems like weekly rates have been more accurate due to reporting delays.

  • WSB April 8, 2021 (11:55 am)

    For those interested in the governor’s briefings, the state announced this morning that he’ll have one at 2:30 pm today. Livestream link: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2021041091

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy April 8, 2021 (1:51 pm)

    Talericos is temporarily closed after a member of the staff tested positive. 

    • WSB April 8, 2021 (3:11 pm)

      Thanks, although the home page alert is somewhat differently worded:
      “Dearest West Seattle Community,

      For the safety of the community and out of precaution we will be closed today (April 6, 2021) starting at 3pm. A family member of Talarico’s staff has tested positive for Covid 19. Talarico’s will be closed until all staff tests negative and the entire establishment has been sanitized.

      If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at talaricoswest@gmail.com

      Thank you! We will see you in a few days!”

  • Vaccines April 8, 2021 (4:11 pm)

    If you’ll be eligible starting April 15, the Pharmaca website allows you to book your appointment for April 15 or later (if they have any available timeslots). Many of the other locations only let you book an appointment if you are currently eligible, even if you’ll be eligible on your appointment day.

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