CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 5/18/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic toplines:

MORE VACCINATION CLINICS AT SCHOOLS: The city announced today that its mobile team is going to private and charter schools too – at least 2 in West Seattle.

RENTER RELIEF: A county pandemic-relief program that started taking landlord applications three weeks ago is now accepting applications from renters.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: So here’s where’re we’re at tonight, per the today’s daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health – the cumulative totals:

*107,498 people have tested positive, 130 new since yesterday but 95 fewer than yesterday’s total due to removal of duplicates

*1,562 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,064 people have been hospitalized, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*1,070,769 people have been tested, 1,452 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 101,389/1,544/5,973/1,061,360.


NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 164.2 million cases worldwide, 32.9 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING: At 8:15 am tomorrow online, state health officials will present their weekly briefing and media Q&A. Watch the livestream here.

SUPERMARKET UPDATE: West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is allowing personal bags again.

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3 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 5/18/2021 roundup"

  • JJ May 19, 2021 (6:11 pm)

    So, what percentage of our whole population is vaccinated now? Children are part of our herd too. A percentage of the whole would be more useful for risk assessment.

    • heartless May 19, 2021 (10:08 pm)

      About half.

    • CAM May 20, 2021 (1:20 pm)


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