CORONAVIRUS: March’s first check of West Seattle, King County trends and stats

The King County vaccination-verification requirement is lifted; most indoor mask requirements end one week from today. But the pandemic’s not over, so how are the key numbers going locally? Here are the latest countywide and West Seattle trends and totals, via the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard.

*29 percent fewer cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 291 new daily cases countywide (down from 407 when we checked a week ago)

*1 percent more hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 11 new hospitalizations daily (up from 10 a week ago)

*36 percent fewer deaths countywide in the past two weeks than the two weeks before (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 5 deaths daily (down from 6 a week ago)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*272 cases between 2/14 and 2/28, down from 560 between 1/30 and 2/13
*5 hospitalizations between 2/14 and 2/28, down from 9 between 1/30 and 2/13
*1 death between 2/14 and 2/28, down from 3 between 1/30 and 2/13

And checking vaccination rates:
*79.9 percent of all King County residents have completed the series (up .2% from a week ago)
*84.6 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the series (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (note that 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 86.7% (up .2% from a week earlier)
98116 – 91.7% (same as a week earlier)
98126 – 82.6% (up .1% from a week earlier)
98136 – 92.8% (up .1% from a week earlier)
98146 – 81.5% (up .4% from a week earlier)

Though the city’s West Seattle clinic is closed, you can still find vaccination locations via this statewide lookup. We’ll also continue spotlighting pop-up clinics, such as the one the West Seattle YMCA (3622 SW Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor) is hosting next Saturday, March 12th, noon-4 pm.

9 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: March's first check of West Seattle, King County trends and stats"

  • Jaye March 6, 2022 (3:50 am)

    Come on, 98126! We’re up a bit (.1%), but still second to last in West Seattle. Get vaxxed, please! My “horrible” side effect: sore arm for less than 24 hours. Cases and hospitalizations are down (for now) largely because people were vaxxed and masked.  

    • The King March 6, 2022 (1:13 pm)

      Well good for you and your sore arm. Luckily you didn’t have multiple negative neurological side affects like me. I’m sure you’ve also seen the new report that came out of the UK on march 2 regarding vax vs unvaxxed? 

      • Pessoa March 6, 2022 (4:52 pm)

        Yes,  my partner was diagnosed with pericarditis after the Pfizer shots.  Mild, but still alarming.  I have heard, anecdotally, about GI issues as well.  I was mildly enthusiastic about vaccines when they were rolled out, but have dramatically changed my opinion as more data has become available.  

        • Curious March 6, 2022 (5:54 pm)

          We all respond differently and have different motivations to be vaccinated.  With three autoimmune disorders I have just recently received my second booster, so four shots total for me now, and the last had no side effects, unlike earlier shots, each one different, but within the general side effects to be expected. I would do it all again.

          • Pessoa March 6, 2022 (8:37 pm)

            I’m sure many would;  I wouldn’t and neither would my partner, both of us with considerable scientific training and certainly not in the conspiratorial camp (one of us a vet, the other a tech writer).   When the dust settles, I believe we are going to discover many unpleasant truths, not only about what we led to believe about the safety of the vaccines, but our general public policy response to the pandemic.  I hope I am wrong. 

          • Curious March 7, 2022 (9:08 am)

            As someone who experienced an extremely severe adverse, and life changing, reaction to a medication meant to treat one of my autoimmune disorders, I can appreciate your thoughts and concerns. Apparently, I was one of the 0.1% who might have one of the obscure severe reactions that are listed in the fine print for the medication.

      • Westwood March 6, 2022 (6:10 pm)

        If you’re going to cite a report, it would be helpful if you also provide a link. 

  • MOSH March 7, 2022 (12:18 pm)

    Here’s a fact check of the article I believe was mentioned above,

    • Pessoa March 7, 2022 (9:23 pm)

      Yes, this data set caused quite a storm on internet.   This fact-check doesn’t really rebut Alex Berenson’s claims or the data (that in Sept 2021,  70% of those who died in Scotland were fully vaccinated) but proposes a statistical reporting glitch that underestimated the number of unvaccinated.   This is still unresolved in my opinion.  

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