CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 5/15/2021 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:

*102,756 people have tested positive, 230 more than yesterday’s total

*1,559 people have died, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*6,030 people have been hospitalized, 24 more than yesterday’s total

*1,065,311 people have been tested, 706 more than yesterday’s total

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Saturday, those numbers were 100,455/1,542/5,935/1,054,882.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 162.5 million people have tested positive, and more than 3,369,000 people have died; U.S. deaths exceed 585,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, France, Turkey (unchanged again this week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

VACCINATED IN THE JUNCTION: In two and a half hours, today’s vaccination pop-up in The Junction served 93 people. The incentive:

READY TO BE VACCINATED? Along with the Monday-Saturday city hub at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex, you can go here to see other local options.

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

5 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 5/15/2021 roundup"

  • flimflam May 16, 2021 (8:25 am)

    Still above 200 new cases daily and at least 10 hospitalizations – I think Inslee should slow down on the “yahoo! Everything open June 30th” stuff.this would be enough to revert to phase two, still, weeks after Inslee made it easier to stay open at phase three.then there’s the whole  vaccine  “honor system” silliness – just a free pass for folks to go without a mask/vaccine. 

    • BetteDavisEyes May 16, 2021 (1:35 pm)

      Does it not seem a little crazy that those same people who couldn’t be trusted to do the right thing for the community by getting vaccinated are now going to be trusted to do the right thing for the community by voluntarily wearing masks?  Given some of the behavior we’ve seen from “deniers” throughout the pandemic, I certainly won’t be trusting them.  The vaccine is very effective, but not 100%, so vaccinated people are still at risk for infection and long-hauler complications when exposed to unvaccinated people without masks.  Exercise caution and stay healthy!

  • SlimJim May 16, 2021 (10:59 am)

    What is the Husky Deli certificate about? I’m obviously missing something. 

    • WSB May 16, 2021 (12:13 pm)

      We mentioned in all the previews of this event that the first 100 people would get a coupon for a free HD ice-cream cone.

  • 2nd shot May 16, 2021 (12:40 pm)

    So, after initially sharing no side effects after my second vaccine shot (other than a sore arm), I did end up with some additional side effects, and wanted to share. Not a big deal, just some fatigue, mild muscle soreness, and general under-the-weatherness. I felt I needed to rest a bit, but after a few days my energy returned. Side effects seem to vary for different folks from none to feeling crummy for a few days, but generally nothing so bad as an actual symptomatic covid case. I would definitely get it again, protection from getting and spreading covid is worth it. I’d get another ‘jab’ right now if meant my taxes would be magically filed for me today!

    Just wanted to follow up and share my full experience. Hope it’s helpful for some. Be well!

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