CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 5/26/2021 roundup

Tonight’s local/state pandemic updates:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*108,945 people have tested positive, 256 more than yesterday’s total

*1,578 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,120 people have been hospitalized, 9 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 107,659/1,565/6,069. (We’ve excised the “people tested” count, as that number is incomplete again.)

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find all the numbers, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

STATE BRIEFING: Vaccination was the main topic – not much discussion of case trends. The state also released its latest vaccination-situation report. You can watch the briefing video here.

CITY CLOSING MORE HUBS: The city’s closing the Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, and North Seattle vaccination hubs next month as well as the West Seattle hub.

SCHOOL CLINICS TOMORROW: Tomorrow’s local school clinics are at Denny International Middle School and at Summit Atlas.

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8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 5/26/2021 roundup"

  • Snaggletooth May 27, 2021 (7:26 am)

    13 deaths in a week seems like a lot.

  • Brian May 27, 2021 (9:26 am)

    More than 1000 cases over a week period for King County does not seem great. In fact, it seems really bad. 

    • Matt P May 27, 2021 (10:09 am)

      Previous week was 6100, so it’s much better.

      • westwood May 27, 2021 (10:29 am)

        Doubling down on your bad math, after you were called out on your other comment?  Bravo!!

        • Matt P May 28, 2021 (12:35 am)

          108,945 – 107,659 is roughly 1200 actually 1300, that was bad math.  If you click the link for the previous week, it’s a 6100 difference.  Maybe there was a large dump of cases somewhere that week that caused the spike, but that’s not my fault and not bad math.  You don’t have to be a jerk about it either way.  The week before that it was about 2k new cases, so we’re definitely going down here in King County.

    • Bandana May 27, 2021 (5:18 pm)

      The state numbers are also bad. 

  • CuriousQuestioner May 27, 2021 (7:12 pm)

    The numbers are actually trending down, which is a very good thing. Looking at an absolute number is misleading, and is generally advised against when learning how to interpret data. This is not bad math or an opinion – it is science. Anyone who wants to can check the statewide data dashboard to see the epidemiological curves for themselves. Happy spring everyone!

  • Sir masks-a-lot May 27, 2021 (9:03 pm)

    Omg, can we maybe stop name dropping ‘science’ and ‘data’ for awhile?

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