CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 5/9/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

Tonight’s pandemic news, as the weekend concludes:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the King County Daily Summary Dashboard page, the cumulative totals:

*101,099 people have tested positive, 144 more than yesterday’s total

*1,542 people have died, unchanged from yesterday’s total

*5,949 people have been hospitalized, 14 more than yesterday’s total

*1,056,877 people have been tested, 1,995 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 98,941/1,526/5,866/1,042,548.

WEST SEATTLE TRENDS: Here’s our weekly check. These numbers are 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, 122 positive test results; 187 in the 2 weeks before that; 128 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: 67, unchanged since last week. And a look at hospitalizations: 190 total have been attributed to people in the two West Seattle HRAs since the start of the pandemic, 3 of those in the past week.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 158.3 million cases and 3,293,000+ deaths, 581,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here

VACCINATION SITUATION: No changes announced – city sites are still welcoming walkups, including the West Seattle hub at 2801 SW Thistle. We haven’t yet heard back on whether they’ll offer night hours again this week. Next Saturday is the “pop-up” clinic in the West Seattle Junction, 10 am-noon; it’ll be in the 42nd SW parking lot (just south of SW Oregon). Stand by for more info later in the week!

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9 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 5/9/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check"

  • Mj May 10, 2021 (9:23 am)

    Per today’s Seattle Times 80% of adults in WS have been jabbed, at least once.  Per the CDC fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask outside now, at what point will the mandate be lifted inside?  I for one do not want to live in a masked society!

    • Bandana May 10, 2021 (10:23 am)

      The county vaccination map in the article was interesting. I was surprised the area between California and 35th had the lowest vaccination percentage in WS/South Park.

    • Lbalm May 10, 2021 (11:12 am)

      If my memory serves me, vaccinations have been available to all adults for for about a month, even if people got the jab that first day, they still need one to two weeks to be “fully vaccinated”, unless they got the J&J. It seems all the essential workers should be given a bit more time to protect themselves before we start expecting to be maskless indoors.

    • bill May 10, 2021 (4:16 pm)

      It’s been clear for a very long time that masks were never needed outdoors, perhaps not even at The Previous Guy’s reality denial rallies. Transmission pretty much occurs only indoors. A significant portion of the population is resisting vaccination and will continue to circulate the virus. Treatment for Covid infection is getting better. The death rate is dropping and in the vaccine trials being vaccinated seemed to eliminate the risk of death. I haven’t heard anything about the rate of long Covid, however, and how it is affected by vaccination. Long Covid should be a concerning complication for everyone. If I were a restaurant worker I would not be comfortable with return to full occupancy and no masking. Ditto as a restaurant patron, no matter how much I miss having margaritas at Matador’s bar. I’ll be continuing with the take out until there’s clarity on these issues.

    • Jort May 10, 2021 (4:40 pm)

      It’s going to be, like, a month or so. You’ll be fine.

    • Brian May 10, 2021 (5:07 pm)

      Children still aren’t vaccinated and they are just as much of a person as any adult. Please consider the health and well being of young people who are still vulnerable during this global pandemic. 

  • VRN May 10, 2021 (11:14 am)

    If you or anyone you know has concerns about taking the vaccine, I’d recommend watching John Oliver’s episode last week on this subject, which I hope can help clarify some of your questions: that most of us are fully vaccinated, we should do as much as we can to help others that may have answers or concerns. 

  • Trin May 10, 2021 (11:59 am)

    If Saturday’s totals were 100,455 and Sunday’s is 101,099 how is that a difference of 144? Am I missing something?

    • WSB May 10, 2021 (12:17 pm)

      I don’t have a screengrab to verify (going to go back to taking those daily given the King County discrepancy last Thursday) but apparently my typo, Saturday should have been 100,955, not 100,455, per the totals.

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