CORONAVIRUS: West Seattle and countywide updates – what’s up, what’s down

After a third week of reduced restriction, it’s time to again check where key local numbers stand, via the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard. Cases are up for a second week, but hospitalizations and deaths continue trending downward:

*51 percent more cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 281 new daily cases countywide (up from 183 when we checked a week ago)

*23 percent fewer hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 3 new hospitalizations daily (down from 4 a week ago)

*38 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 2 deaths daily (down from 3 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):
*157 cases between 3/14 and 3/28, up from 140 between 2/27 and 3/13
*4 hospitalizations between 3/14 and 3/28, up from 3 between 2/27 and 3/13
*No deaths between 3/14 and 3/28, down from 1 between 2/27 and 3/13

And checking vaccination rates:
*80.4 percent of all King County residents have completed the series (up .1% from a week ago)
*85.2 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 – 87.5% (up .1% from a week earlier)
98116 – 92.2% (up .1% from a week earlier)
98126 – 83% (unchanged from a week earlier)
98136 – 93.2% (up .1% from a week earlier)
98146 – 82.2% (up .1% from a week earlier)

VACCINATION AND TESTING: Although the city’s West Seattle clinic has permanently closed, you can still find vaccination locations via this statewide lookup. If you want to get tested and don’t have a kit at home, public testing sites include the city-supported site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, 9 am-5:30 pm Mondays-Saturdays), the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 7:30 am-3 pm Monday-Friday), and the Curative van at Summit Atlas (35th/Roxbury, 8 am-noon Tuesday-Friday).

12 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: West Seattle and countywide updates - what's up, what's down"

  • onion April 3, 2022 (9:33 pm)

    I visited the popup booster site at High Point’s Neighborhood House this morning. Thanks to the staff at this event, and to all of the people who have administered shots and tests for our community. We all owe you deep gratitude for your service to the people of our community.

  • JJ April 3, 2022 (9:54 pm)

    Thank you so much for providing this information. I’m sure it feels like a slog by now, but your steadfast reporting is just so incredible. Thank you. 

  • Jay Jay April 3, 2022 (11:44 pm)

    Okay new JJ. I’ll pick a different handle. Sometimes you say things that I completely agree with, like the gratitude for the reporting above. And sometimes you have comments that don’t align with my thoughts at all. But you don’t seem to be interested in picking a unique name. I’ll change.                                       And blog- is there any reporting of percent positivity anywhere, or sewage rates? I’m wondering how big our BA2 wave will be. I don’t want Omicron again.

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy April 4, 2022 (8:48 am)

    Does anyone know how long it takes to get a bill from curative? My insurance considered them out of network and didn’t pay anything, unlike the UW site which was in network and my insurance sent payment.

    • Cathryn April 4, 2022 (9:31 am)

      It took my Insurance about a month to pay/settle with them even though they were out of network.  Not sure what the holdup is with them, be patient!

  • Buddy April 4, 2022 (10:25 am)

    Covid rates will continue to go up due to school district no longer requiring masks and masks not required in other public places. 

    • K April 4, 2022 (12:53 pm)

      Probably, but vaccination and natural exposure rates are high enough to endure the cases.  There is strong evidence to support that lack of exposure to germs in childhood can lead to increased rates of asthma, allergies, and more severe courses of illnesses later in life.   We were extra careful with masking and social distancing while we needed to be, but it shouldn’t last forever and I’m glad restrictions have lifted.  A bored immune system is going to make it’s own excitement.  

    • MaskerWS April 4, 2022 (2:24 pm)


    • watertowerjim April 4, 2022 (2:49 pm)

      So you are saying that masks will slow down the next variant just like they did during Omicron? (sarcasm)

      • Bandana April 4, 2022 (5:32 pm)

        Is it a coincidence that new cases bottomed out 2 weeks after the indoor mask mandate ended and is starting to rise again>

        • Um, No! April 4, 2022 (6:00 pm)

          Is it also a coincidence the BA2has come on during this same time period?  

      • rocket April 5, 2022 (12:54 am)

        My family and I are a very small sample.  We are diligent in our indoor mask wearing and social distancing and have never been infected.  Also the fact cases are rising in the weeks after the government said it was cool for people to make up their own minds about what to do and of course people not being able or willing to figure out what that is without Dad telling them and then cases rising.  It is hard to believe, objectively rather than from an emotional place of belief, that masking is pointless.

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