CORONAVIRUS: Friday 6/4/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic headlines:

KING COUNTY NUMBERS: We start with the daily stats from the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:

*110,117 people have tested positive, 122 more than yesterday’s total

*1,599 people have died, 4 more than yesterday’s total

*6,214 people have been hospitalized, 21 more than yesterday’s total

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

*1,460,642 people have received one dose (74.8% of everyone 12+)

*1,243,683 people have received both doses (63.7% of everyone 12+)

One week ago, the first three totals were 109,380/1,591/6,139, and the vaccination totals were 1,436,146/1,193,113.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 172.5 million cases, 3,712,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

HIGH POINT POP-UP CLINIC: The mobile nurse-practitioner service Pliable invites you to get vaccinated tomorrow – first or second dose of Pfizer, or the one-dose J&J – at Neighborhood House High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW), 8 am-11:15 am. You can make an appointment online by going here.

LAST SATURDAY FOR WEST SEATTLE HUB: As announced last month, the city will close West Seattle’s vaccination hub after June 9th – that’s next Wednesday. So tomorrow’s your last Saturday to get vaccinated at the hub, open 9 am-5:30 pm at 2801 SW Thistle.

GOT INFO OR PHOTOS? or text/voice 206-293-6302 – thank you!

8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Friday 6/4/2021 roundup"

  • Smittytheclown June 5, 2021 (6:49 am)

    Cases in the low 100/day range now. Fantastic.   Nationwide under 14,000/day and still dropping.  Deaths now 375/day and dropping.  8,500/day die of something else.  Has anyone read/heard at what point this is considered over because it will never be zero, right?  

    • Kevin June 5, 2021 (10:32 pm)

      For me it’s really over when kids can get vaccines. I do think that it’s about time we stop with the mask/distancing theater for vaccinated adults 

  • Math Teacher June 5, 2021 (12:11 pm)

    @smitty – I recently read an interesting discussion of that concept.

    The article concurs with your idea that it never goes to zero, just changes from pandemic to endemic. But when does that happen? The short answer is that with only 15 months of data, nobody knows for sure.  

    • Smittytheclown June 5, 2021 (3:23 pm)

      @math teacher Thank you!@WSB you guys ever think of a thumbs up/down or a like button?  Love your work but like the comments too!  

      • WSB June 5, 2021 (4:16 pm)

        No, long since decided against that. But people are more than welcome to simply type “Agree” or “Like” or “Disagree” and some often do. But even better, say why you agree/diagree/whatever. One actual comment is worth a thousand “thumbs-ups.”

    • Pessoa June 6, 2021 (10:48 am)

      Yes, thank you for the word “endemic,” which escaped me a week ago when I was discussing the not far off transition from pandemic to a more managed public health concern.  It is a more accurate term.  

  • wsres June 5, 2021 (1:37 pm)

    I read an article today that 97% of the new covid cases are among unvaccinated. Vaccines work!

    • WSB June 5, 2021 (1:56 pm)

      That stat has been cited in most of the briefings we have covered in the past few weeks. I haven’t mentioned it because it seemed kind of in the “water is wet” category.

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