CORONAVIRUS: Friday 6/18/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic headlines, with 12 days at most until reopening:

COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER’S BRIEFING: Though the situation has greatly improved, Dr. Jeff Duchin warned that “COVID-19 is not gone. … The virus is suppressed, but not eliminated.” See the video here.

KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the daily stats from the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:

*111,509 people have tested positive, 84 more than yesterday’s total

*1,612 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*6,304 people have been hospitalized, 4 more than yesterday’s total

Now our weekly check of key numbers on the COVID Vaccination Among King County Residents dashboard:

*1,504,658 people have received one dose (77.1% of everyone 12+)

*1,361,806 people have received both doses (69.7% of everyone 12+)

One week ago, the first three totals were 110,939/1,613/6,266, and the vaccination totals were 1,484,440/1,307,132.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 177.8 million cases, 3,851,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

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5 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Friday 6/18/2021 roundup"

  • Smittytheclown June 19, 2021 (8:48 am)

    Cases consistently below 100 is fantastic, but seriously wondering who is still getting tested?  Is it people preparing for travel maybe?  

    • Brian June 19, 2021 (7:41 pm)

      A lot of people have to get tested weekly as part of a job requirement. Lots of HCW, for instance. 

  • WSMom June 19, 2021 (4:37 pm)

    Notwithstanding being fully vaccinated, I came down with a sore throat, runny nose & fatigue the other day. Did a little research- although it’s admittedly unlikely, you can get infected even if you’ve been vaccinated. So out of an abundance of caution, I got tested – I have to go to the office these days, and I wanted to make sure I didn’t get anybody sick.(Luckily, I’m negative for COVID)

    • Hanna June 19, 2021 (7:01 pm)

      Happy to hear you tested negative, and also want to thank you for being so responsible/proactive!

    • Falcon June 19, 2021 (11:03 pm)

      While those symptoms are in line for CoViD, and I’m glad you don’t have it.. welcome to allergy season. :(

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