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CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 6/17/2021 roundup

Local/state pandemic news, with 13 days (at most) until reopening:

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING: He announced an extra vaccination lottery for those who couldn’t be entered in the original one because their vaccine records are in the Department of Defense or Veterans Administration. Since the original lottery was announced, the vaccination rate had stopped “fall(ing) off a cliff,” he said. The state says we’re at 67.8% of 16+ taking at least one dose; 70% is the goal for reopening sooner than June 30th. Watch the video here.

NEWEST NUMBERS: Here’s the update from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*111,425 people have tested positive, 72 more than yesterday’s total

*1,611 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*6,300 people have been hospitalized, 8 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the three totals we are now tracking were 110,869/1,612/6,262.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 177.4 million cases worldwide, 33.5 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

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CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 6/16/2021 roundup

With two weeks – at most – to full reopening, here are tonight’s local/state pandemic updates:

ANY CHANCE OF REOPENING EARLIER? During state health officials’ weekly briefing today, Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah said the state is now up to 67.2 percent of those 16+ having received at least one dose of vaccine; if 70 percent is reached before June 30th – requiring 140,000 more people to get a shot – the state could reopen early.

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING TOMORROW: 10:30 am Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee gives his next media briefing on the pandemic. You can watch here.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*111,353 people have tested positive, 111 more than yesterday’s total

*1,610 people have died, 6 fewer than yesterday’s total (PHSKC cites “data corrections”)

*6,292 people have been hospitalized, 7 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 110,717/1,609/6,256.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find all the numbers, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

POP-UP IN ARBOR HEIGHTS: Thursday afternoon, 2-5 pm, all are welcome at Summit Atlas (9631 35th SW) for a first or second dose of Pfizer vaccine.

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CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 6/15/2021 roundup

Tonight’s local pandemic notes:

MILESTONE: It was announced today that 70 percent of King County residents 16+ having had either two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-shot J&J. So in two weeks the county mask directive will end.

STAYING THE COURSE: But the governor is saying no to suggestions that he reopen the state early. .

NEWEST NUMBERS: Checking the daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health:

*111,242 people have tested positive, 78 new since yesterday

*1,616 people have died, 1 new since yesterday

*6,285 people have been hospitalized, 10 new since yesterday

One week ago, the totals were 110,565/1,607/6,239.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 176.6 million cases worldwide, 33.4 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

BRIEFING TOMORROW: State health officials’ weekly briefing is at 8:15 am Wednesday. You can watch live here.

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VACCINATION: King County hits 70% milestone, will drop mask directive in two weeks

70 percent of everyone 16+ in King County is fully vaccinated. County Executive Dow Constantine just made that announcement, and added that County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin‘s mask directive will end on June 29th. That of course is one day before the promised statewide reopening date – which still could move up if the state meets Gov. Jay Inslee‘s vaccination goal (which he reiterated today), 70 percent of people 16+ getting at least one dose. Today’s King County announcement notes that tomorrow marks six months since vaccination began here.

CORONAVIRUS: Monday 6/14/2021 roundup

With 16 days at most until full reopening, here is tonight’s roundup of local pandemic-related information:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily summary:

*111,164 people have tested positive, 58 more than yesterday

*1,615 people have died, unchanged since Saturday

*6,275 people have been hospitalized, 3 more than yesterday

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Monday, the three totals we track were 110,417/1,602/6,231.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Check the state dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 176.2 million cases, 3,812,000+ deaths – 599,945 in the U.S. See the other stats – nation by nation – here.

VAX STATS: In King County, 76.4 percent of people 12+ have had at least one dose; 68 percent are fully vaccinated. In West Seattle, the most-vaccinated zip code is still 98136 – 88.2 percent of people 12+ have had at least one dose. (Maps and stats are here.)

2ND VACCINATION LOTTERY TOMORROW: Tuesday brings the second drawing for the “incentives” announced by the governor.

SPEAKING OF THE GOVERNOR … his next scheduled briefing/media Q&A is 10:30 am Thursday. No link yet.

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CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 6/13/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

Tonight’s pandemic notes, with 17 days at the most until full reopening:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the King County Daily Summary Dashboard page:

*111,106 people have tested positive, up 55 from one day earlier

*1,615 people have died, unchanged from one day earlier

*6,272 people have been hospitalized, up 1 from one day earlier

One week ago, those three totals were 110.338/1,602/6,228.

WEST SEATTLE TRENDS: Sunday is the night we check these numbers, shown in two-week increments on the “geography over time” tab of the countywide daily-summary dashboard. For WS status, we combine the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas” (HRAs): For the past two weeks, 46 positive test results; 75 in the 2 weeks before that; 118 in the two weeks before that. … We also are noting two other West Seattle stats each week. The total deaths for the entire pandemic in the two HRAs comprising West Seattle: 69, no additional deaths since last week’s check. And a look at hospitalizations: 196 total have been attributed to people in the two peninsula HRAs since the start of the pandemic, adding one this week.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here (but again, note there was no update this weekend).

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 175.9 million cases and 3,803,000+ deaths, almost 600,000 of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here

SCHOOL VACCINATION CLINICS: Three this week at which the district says students and family members are welcome, first or second shots: Denny International Middle School on Tuesday and Friday, Madison Middle School on Tuesday.

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CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 6/12/2021 roundup

Mid-weekend pandemic notes:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*111,051 people have tested positive, 112 more than yesterday’s total

*1,615 people have died, 2 more than yesterday’s total

*6,271 people have been hospitalized, 5 more than yesterday’s total

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Saturday, those numbers were 110,258/1,602/6,224.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 175.6 million people have tested positive, and more than 3,795,000 people have died; U.S. deaths are about to pass 600,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, France, Turkey (unchanged again this week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

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CORONAVIRUS: Friday 6/11/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic headlines:

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

*110,939 people have tested positive, 70 more than yesterday’s total

*1,613 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*6,266 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:

*1,484,440 people have received one dose (76% of everyone 12+)

*1,307,132 people have received both doses (66.9% of everyone 12+)

One week ago, the first three totals were 110,117/1,599/6,214, and the vaccination totals were 1,460,642/1,243,683.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 175.2 million cases, 3,785,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

VACCINATION POP-UP TOMORROW: One more reminder that the Seattle Fire Mobile Vaccination Team will be at the first-ever South Delridge Farmers’ Market, all three vaccines available, 11 am-3 pm Saturday, 9421 18th SW.

SCALING BACK: Public Health’s every-weekday pandemic-roundup email will go to once-weekly starting next Thursday. So far it appears they’ll continue updating the daily-summary board daily, and until they stop that – or after the June 30th reopening, whichever comes first – we’ll continue with nightly roundups.

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CORONAVIRUS: Roundup for Thursday 6/10/2021

Local/state pandemic news:

NEWEST NUMBERS: Here’s the update from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*110,869 people have tested positive, 152 more than yesterday’s total

*1,612 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,262 people have been hospitalized, 6 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the three totals we are now tracking were 109,995/1,595/6,193.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 174.8 million cases worldwide, 33.4 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

WEST SEATTLE POP-UP CLINIC: You can get vaccinated 11 am-3 pm Saturday at the new South Delridge Farmers’ Market.

SEEKING OTHER OPPORTUNITIES?: Use this lookup. Or call 833-VAX-HELP.

STATE REPORTS: Three new ones out – outbreaks, “vaccine breakthrough” cases, and virus sequencing/variants.

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VACCINATION: Pop-up clinic Saturday on new South Delridge Farmers Market’s opening day

Today is the first day without the city-run vaccination hub in West Seattle, but Seattle Fire‘s Mobile Vaccination Team will be back in two days for a pop-up:

The new South Delridge Farmers’ Market was announced 2 1/2 weeks ago. It’ll happen on the second Saturday each month through November.

CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 6/9/2021 roundup

Tonight’s local/state pandemic updates:

MAYOR ANNOUNCES MILESTONE: Visiting the West Seattle vaccination hub on its last day, Mayor Durkan announced that Seattle is the first big city to see 70 percent of people 12+ fully vaccinated. The city provided this chart:

The mayor thanked West Seattleites for their part in reaching the milestone.

VAX HUB BREAKDOWN: We went back at day’s end to see the hub start getting taken apart.

The crew there told us 245 people got shots on the last day.

GOVERNOR’S UPDATE: A few hours after the mayor’s West Seattle visit, Gov. Inslee mentioned the city’s achievement in his briefing (here’s the video). He also said that federal vaccinations – Defense and VA – have now been added to the state’s total, so that’s 150,000 more people, and the official tally is up to 66.4% with at least one shot, so the 70% threshold for reopening might be reachable before June 30th after all.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*110,717 people have tested positive, 152 more than yesterday’s total

*1,609 people have died, 2 more than yesterday’s total

*6,256 people have been hospitalized, 17 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 109,857/1,590/6,173.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find all the numbers, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

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VIDEO: As city celebrates COVID-19 vaccination milestone, mayor thanks West Seattle on hub’s closing day

(WSB photos, video)

2:37 PM: With hours to go until the city’s West Seattle vaccination hub at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex closes, firefighters and others working there had a celebratory barbecue lunch.

They also got a visit from Mayor Jenny Durkan, who said Seattle has become the first city in the U.S. to have 70 percent of its eligible population fully vaccinated, and thanked West Seattleites for their part in it:

The Seattle Fire acting captain who’s been heading the testing and vaccination program, Brian Wallace, was there too:

He told us the site has given 51,000 shots and done 80.000 tests (it began, you might recall, as a test site). It’s open until 5:30 pm (2801 SW Thistle) if you suddenly decide it’s finally time to get vaccinated. The city’s closing its Rainier Beach and Lumen Field vaccination hubs too but continuing with the drive-thru site in SODO as well as Mobile Vaccination Team pop-ups (including one coming up soon in Delridge – stand by for details).

6:30 PM: We went back just before official closing time at 5:30 pm. They told us 245 vaccinations had been given on this last day. And then, it was time for breakdown:

Somebody played farewell-themed songs on a speaker as the work went on.

CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 6/8/2021 roundup

Tonight’s local pandemic notes:

VACCINATION HUB’S LAST DAY TOMORROW: As first reported here three weeks ago, the city is closing its West Seattle vaccination hub after tomorrow. Lots of other places to get vaccinated, of course, but this has been been the only all-vaccinations-all-the-time center in our area. All three vaccines are offered, 9 am until at least 4 pm, 2801 SW Thistle.

ALSO TOMORROW – TWO BRIEFINGS: State health officials will have their weekly briefing at 8:15 am (livestream here); Gov. Inslee plans a briefing at 3:30 pm (livestream here), partly about the pandemic, partly to talk about new leadership at the state Employment Security Department.

NEWEST NUMBERS: Checking the daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health:

*110,565 people have tested positive, 148 new since yesterday

*1,607 people have died, 5 new since yesterday

*6,239 people have been hospitalized, 8 new since yesterday

One week ago, the totals were 109,779/1,592/6,170.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 173.9 million cases worldwide, 33.3 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

VAX STATS: 75.5 percent of King County residents 12+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 65.6% are fully vaccinated.

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CORONAVIRUS: Monday 6/7/2021 roundup

Tonight’s roundup of local pandemic-related information:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily summary:

*110,417 people have tested positive, 79 more than yesterday

*1,602 people have died, unchanged since Saturday

*6,231 people have been hospitalized, 3 more than yesterday

ONE WEEK AGO: No week-ago numbers tonight, since last Monday was Memorial Day and the county didn’t update the dashboard.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Check the state dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 173.5 million cases, 3,734,000+ deaths – 597,000+ in the U.S. See the other stats – nation by nation – here.

VAX STATS: In King County, 75.4 percent of people 12+ have had at least one dose; 65.2 percent are fully vaccinated. In West Seattle, the most-vaccinated zip code remains 98136 – 87.5 percent of people 12+ have had at least one dose. (Maps and stats are here.)

VACCINATION LOTTERY TOMORROW: Tuesday brings the first drawing in the “incentives” the governor announced last week. If you’re still worried you aren’t going to be part of it, here’s what the state wants you to know:

The Washington State Department of Health recognizes many people have experienced challenges while trying to confirm their records were transmitted to the Washington State Immunization Information System and they are eligible for the “Shot of a Lifetime” lottery drawing. DOH also recognizes that many people were not able to verify their COVID-19 vaccine record in MyIR Mobile. However, the records have been transmitted to the WAIIS, which means DOH is able to access immunization data and will be able to pull winners from the pool of eligible vaccine recipients in the state.

In the meantime, people who have further questions about their eligibility should call the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-833-VAX HELP or visit walottery.com/vaccination.

Washington joins several other states in offering a vaccine lottery. Hitting the 70% statewide initiation of vaccination goal is an important component of our collective success against COVID-19, and we look forward to continued progress so we can restore our economy and get people back to living their normal lives.

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CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 6/6/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

Tonight’s pandemic notes:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the King County Daily Summary Dashboard page:

*110.338 people have tested positive, up 80 from one day earlier

*1,602 people have died, unchanged from one day earlier

*6,228 people have been hospitalized, up 4 from one day earlier

One week ago, those three totals were 109,658/1,592/6,159.

WEST SEATTLE TRENDS: Sunday is the night we check these numbers, shown in two-week increments on the “geography over time” tab of the countywide daily-summary dashboard. For WS status, we combine the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas” (HRAs): For the past two weeks, 50 positive test results; 84 in the 2 weeks before that; 156 in the two weeks before that. … We also are noting two other West Seattle stats each week. The total deaths for the entire pandemic in the two HRAs comprising West Seattle: 69, up one since last week. And a look at hospitalizations: 195 total have been attributed to people in the two peninsula HRAs since the start of the pandemic, adding one this week.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here (but again, note there was no update this weekend).

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 173.2 million cases and 3,726,000+ deaths, 597,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here

SCHOOL VACCINATION CLINICS: Three this week at which the district says students and family members are welcome, first or second shots: Chief Sealth International High School on Monday, West Seattle High School on Tuesday and Friday.

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CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 6/5/2021 roundup

Pandemic notes for June’s first Saturday:

THE BIG PICTURE: The state has released a new report that gives an overview based on “surveillance and modeling.” Key points:

Report findings include:

*Statewide case counts and hospital admissions continued to decline as of May 20.

*Vaccination is protecting people from COVID-19 illness severe enough to require hospitalization.

*Increasing immunity from vaccination is playing an important role in reducing transmission.

*While vaccination has helped reduce the spread of the virus, the level of transmission was still fairly high as of mid-May.

*As of May 20, case rates were declining across all age groups except people ages 70 and older, among whom case rates have stayed mostly flat since March. Hospital admission rates followed similar trends, declining among people ages 20-69 and remaining flat but high in ages 70 and older.

*The number of total hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients is declining as of May 30. The number of ICU beds occupied by these patients has remained fairly flat through the end of May.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*110,258 people have tested positive, 141 more than yesterday’s total

*1,602 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,224 people have been hospitalized, 10 more than yesterday’s total

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Saturday, those numbers were 109,591/1,592/6,161.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 172.8 million people have tested positive, and more than 3,718,000 people have died; U.S. deaths exceed 594,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, France, Turkey (unchanged again this week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

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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.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

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.

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CORONAVIRUS: Roundup for Thursday 6/3/2021

Local/state pandemic news:

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES INCENTIVES: Cash and prizes await those who have had at least one shot – here are the details.

NEWEST NUMBERS: Here’s the update from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*109,995 people have tested positive, 138 more than yesterday’s total

*1,595 people have died, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*6,193 people have been hospitalized, 20 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the three totals we are now tracking were 109,196/1,588/6,129.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 172.1 million cases worldwide, 33.3 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES: Use this lookup. Or call 833-VAX-HELP.

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‘Reconnecting Our Community’: That’s what Senior Center of West Seattle is doing, with your help

Along with the membership campaign we mentioned two weeks ago, the Senior Center of West Seattle could use some help “Reconnecting Our Community” – here’s the announcement:

After a year of “stay-at-home” orders, our members are experiencing real challenges with mental health, isolation, and loneliness. As we draw near the end of this pandemic, we know reconnecting our community can best help the seniors of West Seattle overcome these challenges.

We know this to be true, because we hear it from the seniors in our Aging Well group as they discuss the true toll the pandemic had had on their mental health and how relieved they are to be able to express vulnerability to a group of sympathetic friends. We see it in our Quilters Group, a gathering of artists that feels more like a socially distanced family reunion after a year apart. We feel it when we see Veterans sharing coffee again in person and with our film buffs coming to watch movies together at the Senior Center.

As the Senior Center of West Seattle steadily adds back more in-person programs to meet the strong desire for community, we are calling on our neighbors to support the “Reconnecting Our Community” campaign.

Between now and July 31st, the Senior Center of West Seattle is aiming to raise $25,000 via a crowdfunding campaign.

To get involved:

Make an online donation today

Become a Champion and rally your friends, family, and neighbors to donate through our crowdfunding campaign

VACCINATION: State offerings cash prizes and other ‘incentives’

That’s video of the governor’s big announcement this afternoon that the state plans “incentives” for getting vaccinated. Not just for those who have yet to get a shot, but for those who are already vaccinated, too. The “Shot of a Lifetime” promotion includes five weekly drawings for cash – $250,000 weekly for four weeks and $1 million for the fifth – plus prizes from state-parks passes to college-tuition credits. (See the complete list in the news release.) Everybody who’s in the state database is eligible; the drawings start June 8th. One big question: How do you verify that you’re in the state database? You can do it online here, or by calling the state hotline at 833-VAX-HELP.

CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 6/2/2021 roundup

Tonight’s local/state pandemic updates:

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING TOMORROW: It’s been longer than usual since Gov. Inslee has held a COVID-19 response briefing/Q&A. He has one scheduled for 2:30 pm tomorrow – with guests including the state lottery director. Does that mean we’re getting a vaccine lottery? We’ll find out tomorrow; you can watch the livestream here.

HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING TODAY: State Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah said the “light at the end of the tunnel” is in sight, but “the last mile is going to be very challenging” – getting more people vaccinated. 62 percent of the state’s 16+ residents have had at least one dose – if that number gets to 70 percent before June 30th, then the state can fully reopen sooner. You can watch the briefing video here.

EXTRA VACCINATION LOCATION TOMORROW: In addition to the West Seattle hub – which remains open for one more week – tomorrow brings a pop-up to South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor). 11 am-3 pm, offering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Our calendar listing includes info on how to make an appointment.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*109,857 people have tested positive, 78 more than yesterday’s total

*1,590 people have died, 2 fewer than yesterday’s total (the county explains, “Due to data corrections in the WA Department of Health’s data systems, 8 previously recorded deaths due to COVID-19 illness were reclassified as non-COVID deaths. King County added 6 new COVID deaths yesterday”)

*6,173 people have been hospitalized, 3 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 108,945/1,578/6,120.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find all the numbers, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

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CORONAVIRUS: Roundup for Tuesday 6/1/2021

June’s first pandemic toplines:

FIRST NUMBERS SINCE SUNDAY: The daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health wasn’t updated Monday, so these are the cumulative totals reflecting two days:

*109,779 people have tested positive, 121 new since Sunday

*1,592 people have died, unchanged since Saturday

*6,170 people have been hospitalized, 11 new since Sunday

One week ago, the totals were 108,689/1,575/6,111.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 171.1 million cases worldwide, 33.2 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

VACCINATION UPDATES: 74.3 percent of King County residents 12+ have received at least one dose of vaccine … One more week to get vaccinated at the West Seattle hub, 2801 SW Thistle – June 9th is its last day … A pop-up in High Point on Saturday morning is booking appointments now.

HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING: At 8:15 am tomorrow online, state health officials will present their weekly briefing and media Q&A. Watch the livestream here.

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VACCINATION: Saturday pop-up in High Point

Another pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming up in West Seattle: The mobile nurse-practitioner service Pliable invites you to get vaccinated – first or second dose of Pfizer, or the one-dose J&J – at Neighborhood House High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW) this Saturday (June 5th), 8 am-11:30 am. You can make an appointment online now by going here.