CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 5/23/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

Tonight’s pandemic notes:

NO COUNTY NUMBERS UPDATE TONIGHT: The state didn’t update its database this weekend, which means no update today for the King County Daily Summary Dashboard page.

WEST SEATTLE TRENDS: Sunday is the night we check these numbers, shown in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the countywide 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, 71 positive test results; 137 in the 2 weeks before that; 227 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: 68, up one this week. And a look at hospitalizations: 192 total have been attributed to people in the two West Seattle HRAs since the start of the pandemic, up two this week.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here (but again, note there was no update this weekend).

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 167.1 million cases and 3,463,000+ deaths, 589,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here

SCHOOL VACCINATIONS: Seattle Public Schools clinics in West Seattle this week are at Denny International Middle School on Monday and Thursday and Madison Middle School on Tuesday … Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School‘s clinic is on Wednesday.

READY TO GET VACCINATED? If you or someone you know is just getting around to it, you can find a vaccine location here.

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

10 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 5/23/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check"

  • flimflam May 24, 2021 (8:43 am)

    WSB, do you know why they occasionally don’t update the numbers some weekends? It seems like that is fairly important…

    • WSB May 24, 2021 (11:02 am)

      This was the full alert in the DOH’s daily email updates last week: “DOH will not update the Data Dashboard this weekend. Due to scheduled maintenance, we will not update the COVID-19 Data Dashboard on the weekend of May 22–May 23. We will include data from those days in total case and hospitalization counts for Monday, May 24.”

  • KWestSeattle May 24, 2021 (9:37 am)

    Does anyone know of a location offering Johnson & Johnson vaccines?

    • WSB May 24, 2021 (9:45 am)

      The city is supposed to be offering all three at its hub, which is scheduled to continue operating through June 9th.

  • Pessoa May 24, 2021 (2:33 pm)

    Things are getting curiouser and curiouser on the origins of SARS-CoV-2.  There is some momentum for an investigation based on the fact that three workers at the Wuhan lab fell sick prior to the outbreak.  We certainly deserve to know definitively, one way or the other.  

    • CAM May 24, 2021 (5:38 pm)

      There is zero reliable evidence to support any of this. What you are saying is based in conspiracy theories that have been debunked but are being shouted by politicians at scientists who are then providing the truth. 

      • Pessoa May 25, 2021 (7:48 am)

        There is enough suspicious circumstantial evidence to warrant an investigation.  Unless, of course, you think we should rely on China’s impeccable record of honesty (cough, cough) on a virus that wiped out the lives some several million people.  

        • Brian May 25, 2021 (8:47 am)

          Even if the US government could somehow “prove” that this virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan… what then? What could we possibly do with this information that would be a net positive? It’s non-actionable. Meanwhile, China sequenced the virus and told the whole world about it as soon as they had the information and the US just sat on our hands for an entire month in 2020 while the virus ran roughshod all over us. 

        • CAM May 25, 2021 (9:14 am)

          I don’t blame any other country for people in this country dying due to the 1) lack of action taken by the government to stop the spread of the virus, 2) intentional efforts by the government to lie to it’s own citizens about the severity and danger of the virus, and 3) the willingness of certain members of this country to spread misinformation that is dangerous and puts everyone around them at risk of dying or having severe illness or lifelong health complications in order to win an internet fight or a political campaign. China had nothing to do with any of the above and efforts to blame them for the actions of the former government (and members of the current government who continue to spread misinformation) are ridiculous. 

          • Pessoa May 25, 2021 (1:23 pm)

            The fact that China had nothing to do with any inadequacies in the U.S. response, or British response, or Italian response, or French response, is irrelevant.  U.S. intel is not convinced that the virus originated outside of a lab, nor is Fauci, nor is the Biden administration for that matter.  You may be skeptical of the intentions of all of the above – including presumably the former president –  but truth matters and the origins of a virus that killed millions needs to be fully investigated.  Would you feel the same way if the virus was suspected of escaping a U.S. lab and China, or the EU, was demanding an inquiry? 

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