PANDEMIC UPDATES: Local check-in #27, 1/18/2022

One more COVID-19 update tonight – our one-day-delayed weekly look at countywide and West Seattle numbers from Public Health-Seattle & King County, which did not update on the holiday:


*288,808 cases – 40,033 more than our last check 8 days ago (10,841 total in West Seattle, up 1,596)
*10,274 hospitalizations – 524 more than eight days ago (292 total from West Seattle, up 15)
*2,246 people have died – 50 more than the previous update (80 total in West Seattle, up 3)


The West Seattle case total averages out to just under 200 per day, compared to 190 per day in last week’s update


82.8% of King County residents 5+ have completed their vaccine series – up .4% from one week ago.

By West Seattle zip code – note that these numbers are still NOT available as 5+, so they reflect the percentage of 12+ population:
98106 – 88.9% completed series (52.1% of them have been boosted)
98116 – 92% completed series (64.7% of them have been boosted)
98126 – 83.7% completed series (60% of them have been boosted)
98136 – 93.5% completed series (67.9% of them have been boosted)
98146 – 84% completed series (48.6% of them have been boosted)

(Find more COVID-related King County stats here.)


-The city-sponsored, UW Medicine-run West Seattle testing site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) is limiting testing to symptomatic/exposed people. Appointments can be made here (if you find an opening).

Curative continues operating two West Seattle testing locations – at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1222 Harbor SW) and at Summit Atlas School (9601 35th SW)


The city-run vaccination hub at Neighborhood House High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW) continues Friday and Saturday operations; here‘s where to look for an appointment. Pliable‘s Sunday clinics (same location) are on hiatus until January 30th. Pop-up clinics continue, including one for Seattle Public Schools students tomorrow at Denny IMS.

P.S. If you missed it, SPS published its weekly case-numbers update Monday despite the holiday, so we had the local breakouts last night.

13 Replies to "PANDEMIC UPDATES: Local check-in #27, 1/18/2022"

  • Brian January 18, 2022 (10:00 pm)

    Only 17% of KC residents have received a booster. That’s the more important statistic that seems to be absent from most analysis of this current wave. 

  • Lizzy G January 19, 2022 (9:56 am)

    Why does the Boat Ramp testing site say closed on all days except Tuesday but still let me make an appointment for tomorrow, Thursday? What am I missing?

  • AlkiBean January 19, 2022 (2:00 pm)

    Note that it can take days to get your results from the Curative sites.  They send the samples to San Mateo, CA for processing instead of it being done locally.  I got my results on day three at 8pm after doing the swabbing.  :-(

  • HS January 19, 2022 (2:10 pm)

    Here is the link for getting your booster in WS. The link above leads to a dead page.

  • Mj January 19, 2022 (5:47 pm)

    Chuck/Brian – The definition of fully vaccinated has not changed!  

    And just today the CDC science says that people who have been infected by Covid develop strong natural immunity.  

    • Brian January 23, 2022 (7:37 pm)

      Then why am I seeing a host of stories cropping up stating that the CDC is looking to “pivot” their language to say that you need a booster to be considered fully vaccinated? And why is Hawaii changing their travel rules to say that you need a booster to be considered fully vaccinated? 

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