CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 5/8/2021 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:

*100,455 people have tested positive, 470 more than yesterday’s total

*1,542 people have died, 6 more than yesterday’s total

*5,935 people have been hospitalized, 9 more than yesterday’s total

*1,054,882 people have been tested, 1,595 more than yesterday’s total

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Saturday, those numbers were 98,504/1,526/5,853/1,039,969.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 157.2 million people have tested positive, and more than 3,278,000 people have died; U.S. deaths exceed 576,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, France, Turkey (same as last week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

VACCINATION SITUATION: Don’t want to go to a city-run hub? Other places are welcoming walk-ins now. The CovidWA Vaccine Finder, for example, lists that status for local Rite Aids and Safeways. (According to their websites, those pharmacies are all currently administering the Moderna vaccine.)

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

  • flimflam May 9, 2021 (8:58 am)

    so after (almost) a week since Inslee said we’re maybe, hopeful “plateauing” the numbers are still high enough for a rollback, easily.

  • JJ May 9, 2021 (11:50 am)

    flimflam- Yes. Schools and restaurants were opened before everyone had a chance to be vaccinated. This is an airborne virus, so packing a bunch of vulnerable hosts into inclosed spaces for prolonged periods of time together means increasing virus spread through our community. It was always that simple. Maybe after schools have been out for a while, and more people get vaccinated, maybe then we will see some decline in disease rates, or a plateau.

  • 2nd shot May 9, 2021 (11:57 am)

    Had my 2nd vaccine shot (‘the faucy ouchy’) yesterday morning, more than 24 hours ago. So far the only noticeable side effect has been some mild soreness in the arm, it’s tender but not as much as the 1st shot.

    Really surprised it’s been so easy, after hearing about possible flu-like side effects. I was a bit nervous because my body tends to be sensitive, due to an autoimmune disorder. No complaints except a sore arm, and feels great to nearly have some good protection from this virus. Just have to wait two more weeks, then can feel the sun on the lower half of my face more!

    Want to share my experience for others who are nervous about side effects, esp those with autoimmune disorders. Hope you have the same luck as I’ve had.

    • 2nd shot May 9, 2021 (1:20 pm)

      Fyi, I had Phizer

    • waikikigirl May 9, 2021 (2:55 pm)

      I tend to be a fairly healthy adult, get the common cold maybe once every 5 years if that have never had a flu shot and have never gotten it but then the Covid creeped into our lives and I got the 1st shot after some hesitation it went OK then got the 2nd and it kicked my butt with a vengeance! So I guess it is different with everyone.Please go get the vaccine so MAYBE, MAYBE we can go back to some kind of normalcy in our lives.

      • 2nd shot May 9, 2021 (3:32 pm)

        Yeah, definitely some are getting hit with side effects, but not all. Hope it’s somewhat encouraging for those concerned to know that someone else worried about side effects made it through easy :)

        • Bandana May 9, 2021 (5:48 pm)

          Thank you for sharing your experience. I also had no side effects after my second Pfizer shot. I agree that some people are being scared away. For those who have concerns, please talk to your primary care provider.

  • Smittytheclown May 9, 2021 (12:28 pm)

    Statewide certainly appears to be flattening, if not declining.

  • carolei May 9, 2021 (8:11 pm)

    Am I reading this data correctly? 1595 people have been tested since yesterday and 470 tested positive since yesterday? That doesn’t sound good. That’s about 30 percent!

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