CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 5/1/2021 roundup

Here’s where the pandemic stands tonight, locally:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*98,504 people have tested positive, 409 more than yesterday’s total

*1,526 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*5,853 people have been hospitalized, 26 more than yesterday’s total

*1,039,969 people have been tested, 1,678 more than yesterday’s total

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Saturday, those numbers were 95,878/1,503/5,664/1,024,410.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 151.1 million people have tested positive, and more than 3,192,000 people have died; U.S. deaths exceed 576,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, France, Turkey (which passed Russia this week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

VACCINATION SITUATION: The city has been taking walk-ups but still advises appointments, and has plenty of them, including the West Seattle hub (2801 SW Thistle) – go here. … If you can’t get to a vaccination site because you are mobility-challenged, you may be eligible for a vaccinator to come to you.

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8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 5/1/2021 roundup"

  • flimflam May 1, 2021 (11:50 pm)

    not good. how will inslee spin the numbers this time?

    • Lisab May 2, 2021 (8:06 am)

      Very curious also. Not good at all.

    • Andros May 2, 2021 (8:41 am)

      I agree. Get ready to watch inslee move the goal posts again.  

  • Pessoa May 2, 2021 (11:20 am)

    The fact that the case fatality rate has fallen to a 14 day average of .2%,  an 8-fold reduction from the peak, is very encouraging, though.  

    • AMD May 2, 2021 (4:38 pm)

      It’s good that fewer people are dying from COVID, but an increase in hospitalizations still strains the health care system such that people become increasingly more likely to die from other things due to delayed care.  More cases also create more opportunities for mutations, and there’s no telling which mutation will be deadlier, or that vaccines will be ineffective against.  We should be striving to reduce all metrics, not just deaths.

      • Pessoa May 3, 2021 (7:37 am)

        Covid-19 now poses roughly the same mortality risk to King County residents as does influenza. Whether this is because of better therapeutics, earlier detection, younger less sick patients, this is a very significant and positive milestone that should be cheered in the grueling war against Covid-19; no one is arguing that we should let our guard down.    

    • ARPigeonPoint May 2, 2021 (8:42 pm)

      _Even though they were never hospitalized, they still have a much greater risk of dying within six months compared to people who were never infected._ Death during infection is not the only metric that should be affecting your behavior during the pandemic.

      • Pessoa May 3, 2021 (7:49 am)

        Before creating panic, it is important to note that this  study looked at patients within the VA system and as the authors admit, may not be representative of the population as a whole.  

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