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CORONAVIRUS: Here’s where West Seattle, King County numbers stand

As the weekend ends, here’s our regular Sunday night check of local COVID numbers from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*17 percent fewer cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 631 new daily cases countywide (down from 758 when we checked a week ago)

*12 percent fewer hospitalizations countywide in the past week thab the week before
*Currently averaging 14 new hospitalizations daily (down from 16 a week ago)

*23 percent fewer deaths countywide in the past two weeks than the two previous weeks (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 2 deaths daily (down from last week’s two-week average, 3)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge, together comprising the entire peninsula):
*555 cases between 7/18 and 8/1, down from 668 between 7/3 and 7/17
*6 hospitalizations between 7/18 and 8/1, down from 18 between 7/3 and 7/17
*1 death between 7/18 and 8/1, down from 4 between 7/3 and 7/17

VACCINATION: Checking vaccination rates:
*82 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .2% from a week ago)
*86.6 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*51.9 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .1% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the vaccination rates by ZIP code for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not wholly within WS):
98106 – 88.9% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 56% have had a booster (up .2%)
98116 – 93.7% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 68.2% have had a booster (up .2%)
98126 – 84.5% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 58.1% have had a booster (up .1%)
98136 – 94.5% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 71.3% have had a booster (up .2%)
98146 – 83.7% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 50.3% have had a booster (up .1%)

VACCINE CLINICS: A vaccination pop-up is scheduled for August 31st at Delridge Library, all ages … Look for other opportunities here.

TESTING: If you want to get tested and don’t have or want to get a home kit, public testing sites include the city-supported site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, 9 am-5:30 pm Monday-Saturday this week) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday this week). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: This week’s check of West Seattle, King County numbers

As the weekend and month end, here’s our regular Sunday night check of local numbers from the Public Health – Seattle/King County COVID dashboard:

*14 percent fewer cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 758 new daily cases countywide (down from 878 when we checked a week ago)

*21 percent fewer hospitalizations countywide in the past week thab the week before
*Currently averaging 16 new hospitalizations daily (down from 17 a week ago)

*16 percent fewer deaths countywide in the past two weeks than the two previous weeks (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 3 deaths daily (same as last week’s two-week average)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge, together comprising the entire peninsula):
*662 cases between 7/11 and 7/25, down from 694 between 6/26 and 7/10
*14 hospitalizations between 7/11 and 7/25, up from 12 between 6/26 and 7/10
*No deaths between 7/11 and 7/25, down from 4 between 6/26 and 7/10

VACCINATION: Checking vaccination rates:
*81.8 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*86.5 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (unchanged from a week ago)
*51.8 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the vaccination rates by ZIP code for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not wholly within WS):
98106 – 88.8% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 55.8% have had a booster (up .1%)
98116 – 93.7% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 68% have had a booster (up .1%)
98126 – 84.5% completed initial series (up .2% from a week earlier), 58% have had a booster (up .2%)
98136 – 94.4% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 71.1% have had a booster (up .2%)
98146 – 83.7% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 50.2% have had a booster (up .2%)

VACCINE CLINICS: Seattle Public Schools has one this Saturday in West Seattle for students, families, and staff (details here) … Look for other opportunities here.

TESTING: If you want to get tested and don’t have or want to get a home kit, public testing sites include the city-supported site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, 9 am-5:30 pm Monday-Saturday this week) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday this week). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: Seattle Public Schools offers another local vaccination clinic

Seattle Public Schools has announced another round of COVID vaccine clinics for students, staff, and family members, ages 3 and above. The full citywide list is here; the West Seattle clinic is at Denny International Middle School (2601 SW Kenyon) 2:30-5:30 pm Saturday, August 6th. You’re encouraged to preregister here but we’re told they do welcome walk-ins. At the school clinic, Safeway Pharmacy will provide doses 1, 2 for students ages 3-4, dose 1 and 2 for ages 5-adult, boosters for ages 5-adult.

CORONAVIRUS: Newest West Seattle, countywide numbers and trends

Here’s our regular Sunday night check of local numbers from the Public Health – Seattle/King County COVID dashboard:

*17 percent fewer cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 878 new daily cases countywide (down from 1,052 when we checked a week ago)

*13 percent fewer hospitalizations countywide in the past week thab the week before
*Currently averaging 17 new hospitalizations daily (down from 19 a week ago)

*20 percent fewer deaths countywide in the past two weeks than the two previous weeks (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 3 deaths daily (same as last week’s two-week average)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge, together comprising the entire peninsula):
*712 cases between 7/4 and 7/18, down from 759 between 6/19 and 7/3
*18 hospitalizations between 7/4 and 7/18, up from 12 between 6/19 and 7/3
*2 deaths between 7/4 and 7/18, down from (corrected) 3 between 6/19 and 7/3

VACCINATION: Checking vaccination rates:
*81.7 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*86.5 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*51.6 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the vaccination rates by ZIP code for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not wholly within WS):
98106 – 88.8% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 55.7% have had a booster (up .2%)
98116 – 93.6% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 67.9% have had a booster (up .1%)
98126 – 84.3% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 57.8% have had a booster (up .2%)
98136 – 94.4% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 70.9% have had a booster (up .2%)
98146 – 83.7% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 50% have had a booster (up .1%)

VACCINE CLINICS: Look for opportunities here.

TESTING: If you want to get tested and don’t have or want to get a home kit, public testing sites include the city-supported site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, 9 am-5:30 pm Monday-Saturday this week) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday this week). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: This week’s look at West Seattle and countywide numbers

July 17, 2022 11:56 pm
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Toward the end of every weekend, we check numbers from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard, so here’s our weekly look at countywide and West Seattle-specific COVID numbers:

*17 percent more cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,052 new daily cases countywide (up from 956 when we checked a week ago)

*0 percent change in hospitalizations countywide in the past week, compared to the week before
*Currently averaging 19 new hospitalizations daily (down from 2- a week ago)

*3 percent more deaths countywide in the past two weeks than the two previous weeks (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 3 deaths daily (same as last week’s two-week average)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*751 cases between 6/27 and 7/11, up from 712 between 6/12 and 6/26
*11 hospitalizations between 6/27 and 7/11, down from 13 between 6/12 and 6/26
*3 deaths between 6/27 and 7/11, up from 2 between 6/12 and 6/26

VACCINATION: Checking vaccination rates:
*81.6 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (unchanged from a week ago)
*86.4 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (unchanged from a week ago)
*51.4 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the vaccination rates by ZIP code for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not wholly within WS):
98106 – 88.8% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 55.5% have had a booster (up .2%)
98116 – 93.6% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 67.8% have had a booster (up .2%)
98126 – 84.3% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 57.6% have had a booster (up .2%)
98136 – 94.3% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 70.7% have had a booster (up .1%)
98146 – 83.6% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 49.9% have had a booster (up .2%)

VACCINE CLINICS: Look for opportunities here.

TESTING: If you want to get tested and don’t have or want to get a home kit, public testing sites include the city-supported site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, 9 am-5:30 pm Monday-Saturday this week) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday this week). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: Pop-up COVID vaccination clinic at Seacrest

Thanks to Carolyn for the tip and photo! A pop-up COVID vaccination clinic is happening right now at Seacrest (1660 Harbor SW) until 6 pm – co-presented by Public Health Seattle-King County and Alki Beach Pride, according to the Public Health website.

P.S. If you miss this one, the King County page says the Community School of West Seattle is hosting a pop-up on Saturday (July 16th).

CORONAVIRUS: Newest numbers for West Seattle, King County

Every Sunday, we check numbers from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard for our weekly look at countywide and West Seattle-specific COVID numbers:

*9 percent fewer cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 956 new daily cases countywide (down from 1,045 when we checked a week ago)

*8 percent more hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 20 new hospitalizations daily (up from 17 a week ago)

*18 percent more deaths countywide in the past two weeks than the two previous weeks (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 3 deaths daily (up from last week’s two-week average of 2 daily)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*781 cases between 6/20 and 7/4, up from 729 between 6/6 and 6/19
*18 hospitalizations between 6/20 and 7/4, up from 10 between 6/6 and 6/19
*One death between 6/20 and 7/4, same as between 6/6 and 6/19

VACCINATION: As announced last month, the Western States review workgroup has affirmed that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe and effective for children 6 months to 4 years old. Also, boosters are recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.6 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*86.4 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*51.2 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .3% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the vaccination rates by ZIP code for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not wholly within WS):
98106 – 88.8% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 55.3% have had a booster (up .1%)
98116 – 93.5% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 67.6% have had a booster (up .2%)
98126 – 84.2% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 57.4% have had a booster (up .2%)
98136 – 94.3% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 70.6% have had a booster (up .2%)
98146 – 83.6% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 49.7% have had a booster (up .1%)

VACCINE CLINICS: New pediatric clinics were announced this week by Neighborhood Naturopathic (WSB sponsor) in West Seattle – check to see if appointments remain. Otherwise, look for opportunities here.

TESTING: If you want to get tested and don’t have or want to buy a home kit, public testing sites include the city-supported site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, 9 am-5:30 pm Monday-Saturday this week) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday this week). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

VACCINATION: Two more West Seattle clinic dates for under-5-year-olds

July 5, 2022 11:26 am
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Still looking for a COVID vaccination appointment for a now-eligible baby/toddler/preschooler, or a booster appointment for an older child? Neighborhood Naturopathic (WSB sponsor) has just announced two more clinic dates – Monday, July 18th, 2 pm-5 pm, and Monday, August 22nd, 2 pm-5 pm – “for the first and second doses for patients between the ages of 6 months and 4 years (Moderna), as well as booster doses for patients between the ages of 5 and 11 years (Pfizer). These clinics will be open to both patients and non-patients at Neighborhood Naturopathic at 5410 California Ave SW, Suite 203. We ask that anyone interested call ahead to schedule: 206-486-8383.” The last clinics they announced booked up quickly, so if you’re interested, you might want to call sooner rather than later.

CORONAVIRUS: First July check of West Seattle, King County trends

July 3, 2022 9:21 pm
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With numbers from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard, here’s our weekly look at countywide and West Seattle-specific COVID numbers:

*3 percent more cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,045 new daily cases countywide (up from 1,001 when we checked a week ago)

*2 percent more hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 17 new hospitalizations daily (up from 14 a week ago)

*18 percent fewer deaths countywide in the past two weeks than the two previous weeks (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 2 deaths daily (same two-week average as last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*774 cases between 6/13 and 6/27, down from 800 between 5/29 and 6/12
*14 hospitalizations between 6/13 and 6/27, up from 9 between 5/29 and 6/12
*Two deaths between 6/13 and 6/27, up from 1 between 5/29 and 6/12

VACCINATION: As announced last month, the Western States review workgroup has affirmed that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe and effective for children 6 months to 4 years old. Also, boosters are recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.5 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (unchanged from a week ago)
*86.3 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*51.1 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .3% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.7% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 55.2% have had a booster (up .2%)
98116 – 93.5% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 67.4% have had a booster (up .3%)
98126 – 84.1% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 57.2% have had a booster (up .2%)
98136 – 94.2% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 70.4% have had a booster (up .3%)
98146 – 83.5% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 49.6% have had a booster (up .2%)

VACCINE CLINICS: No new West Seattle pop-ups to report. Look for opportunities here.

TESTING: If you want to get tested and don’t have or want to buy a home kit, public testing sites include the city-supported site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, 9 am-5:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday this week) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Tuesday-Friday this week). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

HAPPENING NOW: COVID vaccination openings for 5- to 11-year-olds

June 27, 2022 2:34 pm
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While the opportunities for babies/toddlers/preschoolers are all booked up, Neighborhood Naturopathic (5410 California SW; WSB sponsor) just sent word that they have some openings this afternoon to vaccinate 5- to 11-year-olds. If you are interested, call 206-486-8383 ASAP.

CORONAVIRUS: See this past week’s trends for West Seattle, King County

From the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard, here’s our weekly look at countywide and West Seattle-specific COVID numbers:

*Zero percent change in cases countywide between the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,001 new daily cases countywide (up from 995 when we checked a week ago)

*22 percent fewer hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 14 new hospitalizations daily (down from 18 a week ago)

*22 percent fewer deaths in the past two weeks than the two previous weeks (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 2 deaths daily (same two-week average as last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*799 cases between 6/6 and 6/20, down from 886 between 5/22 and 6/5
*9 hospitalizations between 6/6 and 6/20, up from 7 between 5/22 and 6/5
*No deaths between 6/6 and 6/20, down from 3 between 5/22 and 6/5

VACCINATION: As reported last week, the Western States review workgroup has affirmed that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe and effective for children 6 months to 4 years old. Also, boosters are recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.5 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*86.2 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (unchanged from a week ago)
*50.8 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.6% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 55.0% have had a booster (up .5%)
98116 – 93.4% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 67.1% have had a booster (up .7%)
98126 – 84.1% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 57.0% have had a booster (up .5%)
98136 – 94.1% completed initial series (same as a week earlier), 70.1% have had a booster (up .6%)
98146 – 83.5% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 49.4% have had a booster (up .3%)

TESTING: 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 except some holidays) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday except holidays). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

VACCINE CLINICS: No new pop-ups to report; the one we mentioned earlier this week, for newly eligible children, filled up fast. Look for opportunities here.

VACCINATION: Two West Seattle clinic dates for newly eligible under-5-year-olds

We promised to let you know as soon as we heard from anyone having a vaccination clinic for newly eligible children under 5. Today, we have word from Neighborhood Naturopathic (WSB sponsor) that they’ve set two dates – Monday, June 27th, and Monday, August 1st, 2 pm-6 pm, “for the first and second doses for patients between the ages of 6 months and 4 years (Moderna), as well booster doses for patients between the ages of 5 and 11 years (Pfizer). These clinics will be open to both patients and non-patients at Neighborhood Naturopathic at 5410 California Ave SW, Suite 203. We ask that anyone interested call ahead to schedule: 206-486-8383.” Vaccinations for kids 6 months to 4 years old got safety approval at the state level (following the federal clearance) earlier this week.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Vaccines cleared for children 6 months to 4 years old; weekly trends for West Seattle, King County

Topping our weekly COVID update – the Western States review workgroup affirmed today what the FDA and CDC said in the past few days, that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe and effective for children 6 months to 4 years old. Here’s the full announcement. That means the shots might be available starting this week for the newly eligible age group – we’ll publish word of any pop-up clinics we hear about. You can also watch this statewide lookup. Now, on to this week’s updates, from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*20 percent fewer cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 995 new daily cases countywide (down from 1,250 when we checked a week ago)

*21 percent more hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 18 new hospitalizations daily (up from 15 a week ago)

*21 percent fewer deaths in the past two weeks than the two previous weeks (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 2 deaths daily (same two-week average as last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*848 cases between 5/30 and 6/13, down from 954 between 5/15 and 5/29
*9 hospitalizations between 5/30 and 6/13, down from 10 between 5/15 and 5/29
*1 death between 5/30 and 6/13, down from 2 between 5/15 and 5/29

VACCINATION: Boosters are recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.4 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*86.2 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*50.6 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .5% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.5% completed initial series (up .2% from a week earlier), 54.5% have had a booster (up .4%)
98116 – 93.3% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 66.4% have had a booster (up .5%)
98126 – 84.0% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 56.5% have had a booster (up .5%)
98136 – 94.1% completed initial series (same as a week earlier), 69.5% have had a booster (up .5%)
98146 – 83.4% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 49.1% have had a booster (up .4%)

TESTING: 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 except some holidays – open on Juneteenth Monday) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday except holidays, and it will be closed Juneteenth Monday). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CRIME WATCH: Vandalism temporarily closes West Seattle COVID test site

10:03 AM: Thanks for the tips. That big red SITE CLOSED sign is what you’ll see if you show up at the city’s COVID-testing site at 2801 SW Thistle. We went over to find out why; staff at the site told us the generator was vandalized, and crews from UW Medicine, which does the testing at the site, were on their way to assess. They’re not sure yet whether they’ll be able to reopen today (normal hours are 9 am-5:30 pm), so for now they’re directing everyone to the SODO site (3820 6th Avenue South, same hours). As we note in our weekly COVID-stats updates (like this one published last night), there’s also a Curative-operated testing kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1222 Harbor SW), open until 3 pm.

3:46 PM: UW Medicine says the site reopened later in the morning.

CORONAVIRUS: This week’s West Seattle, King County numbers

We’re continuing our weekly updates on West Seattle and countywide COVID trends – here’s what we have this week, from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*19 percent more cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,250 new daily cases countywide (up from 1,042 when we checked a week ago)

*2 percent more hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 15 new hospitalizations daily (down from 16 a week ago, the county says, though the total is slightly up)

*Same death rate countywide in the past two weeks as the two weeks before (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 2 deaths daily (same two-week average as last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*956 cases between 5/23 and 6/6, up from 951 between 5/8 and 5/22
*9 hospitalizations between 5/23 and 6/6, down from 12 between 5/8 and 5/22
*2 deaths between 5/23 and 6/6, up from 0 between 5/8 and 5/22

VACCINATION: Boosters are recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.3 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (same as a week ago)
*86.1 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*50.1 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .4% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.3% completed initial series (same as a week earlier), 54.1% have had a booster (up .4%)
98116 – 93.2% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 65.9% have had a booster (up .4%)
98126 – 83.9% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 56% have had a booster (up .4%)
98136 – 94.1% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 69% have had a booster (up .4%)
98146 – 83.3% completed initial series (same as a week earlier), 48.7% have had a booster (up .2%)

VACCINATION AND TESTING: Two pop-up clinics for Seattle Public Schools students, staff, and families are planned in West Seattle this week, as previously announced here; otherwise, look for 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 except holidays) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday except holidays). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: Two more local vaccination pop-ups for Seattle Public Schools students, families, staff

June 7, 2022 2:32 pm
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With a big turnout at the most-recent local COVID-vaccination pop-up clinic for Seattle Public Schools students, families, and staff, two more have been scheduled this month: 3-6 pm Wednesday, June 15th, at the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 gym (5950 Delridge Way SW), with preregistration available here, and 10 am-1 pm Saturday, June 18th, in the Madison Middle School commons (3429 45th SW), preregistration available here. Safeway Pharmacy is the medical provider for both clinics, at which both boosters and initial-series shots will be available.

CORONAVIRUS: Our weekly update of West Seattle, King County trends

Due to logistical issues, we’re publishing our weekly check of countywide and West Seattle COVID stats from the past week several hours later than usual. Here are the numbers, from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*17 percent fewer cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,042 new daily cases countywide (down from 1,244 when we checked a week ago)

*6 percent more hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 16 new hospitalizations daily (up from 15 a week ago)

*10 percent more 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 (same two-week average as last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*939 cases between 5/16 and 5/30, up from 885 between 5/1 and 5/15
*10 hospitalizations between 5/16 and 5/30, down from 11 between 5/1 and 5/15
*3 deaths between 5/16 and 5/30, up from 0 between 5/1 and 5/15

VACCINATION: Boosters are now recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.3 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*86 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*49.7 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .3% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.3% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 53.7% have had a booster
98116 – 93.1% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 65.5% have had a booster
98126 – 83.8% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 55.6% have had a booster
98136 – 94% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 68.6% have had a booster
98146 – 83.3% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 48.5% have had a booster

VACCINATION AND TESTING: No pop-up clinics announced for West Seattle this week, so far; look for 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 except holidays) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday except holidays). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: Saturday vaccination clinic for Seattle Public Schools students, staff

June 1, 2022 11:24 am
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Thanks for the tip! Seattle Public Schools is offering regional COVID-vaccination clinics before school gets out for the year, and one is happening in West Seattle this Saturday. Noon-3 pm at Denny International Middle School (2601 SW Kenyon), students and staff are welcome to get vaccinated – whether initial series or booster shots. If you can’t book an appointment, they’re welcoming walk-ups too. Details are on this page of the district’s website.

P.S. As mentioned in our weekly trends update, there’s also a pop-up vaccine clinic Saturday at the Loop the ‘Lupe event, open to all, 10 am-3 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield (34th/Myrtle),

CORONAVIRUS: Slower case-increase rate and other King County, West Seattle trends

As the holiday weekend ends, here’s our weekly check of countywide and West Seattle COVID stats from the past week. Overall, cases are up countywide for a tenth week, but the rate of increase has slowed dramatically; hospitalizations and deaths are down. Here are the numbers, from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*1 percent more cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,244 new daily cases countywide (up from 1,118 when we checked a week ago)

*14 percent fewer hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 15 new hospitalizations daily (same as a week ago)

*16 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 (same two-week average as last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*1,043 cases between 5/9 and 5/23, up from 730 between 4/24 and 5/8
*8 hospitalizations between 5/9 and 5/23, same as between 4/24 and 5/8
*No deaths between 5/9 and 5/23, same as between 4/24 and 5/8

VACCINATION: Boosters are now recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.2 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*85.9 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (unchanged from a week ago)
*49.4 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.2% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 53.4% have had a booster
98116 – 93,1% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 65.2% have had a booster
98126 – 83.8% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 55.3% have had a booster
98136 – 93.9% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 68.3% have had a booster
98146 – 83.2% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 48.3% have had a booster

VACCINATION AND TESTING, UPDATED HOURS: One pop-up clinic in the week ahead – you can get vaccinated at Loop the ‘Lupe, 10 am-3 pm Saturday (June 4th) at Walt Hundley Playfield (34th/Myrtle) – go here for an appointment, or just walk up. Otherwise, look for 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 except holidays) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday except holidays). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: One less test site in West Seattle

In our every-Sunday reports on local COVID trends, we include an update on testing-site hours. Earlier this month, we noticed that Curative was no longer listing hours for its testing van at Summit Atlas in Arbor Heights. Today a company spokesperson confirmed to WSB that the site has permanently closed. Curative continues offering testing at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1222 Harbor SW), 9 am-3 pm weekdays, and the city’s test site (in partnership with UW Medicine) continues operating at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) 9 am-5:30 pm Mondays-Saturdays.

CORONAVIRUS: This week’s West Seattle and countywide trends

Since it’s Sunday night, it’s time for our weekly check of countywide and West Seattle COVID stats from the past week. A shorter reference week this time, as the county did not update data on Friday, but overall, cases are up countywide for a ninth week; hospitalizations are up; deaths are up. Here are the numbers, from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*9 percent more cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,118 new daily cases countywide (up from 1,042 when we checked a week ago)

*37 percent more hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 15 new hospitalizations daily (up from 10 a week ago)

*107 percent more 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 (same two-week average aslast week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*895 cases between 4/30 and 5/14, up from 645 between 4/15 and 4/29
*10 hospitalizations between 4/30 and 5/14, up from 7 between 4/15 and 4/29
*No deaths between 4/30 and 5/14, same as between 4/15 and 4/29

VACCINATION: This week, boosters were recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.1 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*85.9 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*49.2 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.2% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 53.2% have had a booster
98116 – 93% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 64.9% have had a booster
98126 – 83.7% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 55.1% have had a booster
98136 – 93.8% completed initial series (same as a week earlier), 68.1% have had a booster
98146 – 83.2% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 48.1% have had a booster

VACCINATION AND TESTING, UPDATED HOURS: No pop-up clinics announced for the week ahead; look for 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) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: Here’s what’s up and what’s down in West Seattle, King County this week

May 15, 2022 5:44 pm
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Every Sunday, we check countywide and West Seattle COVID stats from the past week. This time, we’ve found that cases are up countywide for an eighth week, again at a slower rate than the previous week; hospitalizations are down; deaths are up. Here are the specifics, from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*9 percent more cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,042 new daily cases countywide (up from 946 when we checked a week ago)

*13 percent fewer hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 10 new hospitalizations daily (down from 11 a week ago)

*133 percent more 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 (doubling the two-week average from last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*817 cases between 4/25 and 5/09, up from 514 between 4/10 and 4/24
*8 hospitalizations between 4/25 and 5/09, up from 6 between 4/10 and 4/24
*No deaths between 4/25 and 5/09, same as between 4/10 and 4/24

And checking vaccination rates:
*81 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*85.8 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*49 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.1% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 53.1% have had a booster
98116 – 92.9% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 64.8% have had a booster
98126 – 83.6% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 54.8% have had a booster
98136 – 93.8% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 67.9% have had a booster
98146 – 83.1% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 48% have had a booster

VACCINATION AND TESTING, UPDATED HOURS: The Senior Center of West Seattle is hosting a pop-up clinic noon-5 pm Friday (May 20th) – walk-ins welcome … Look for other 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) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday). The Curative van at Summit Atlas (35th/Roxbury) does not show any availability this coming week; we’ll be checking on whether it’s on hiatus or discontinued. … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.

CORONAVIRUS: This week’s check of West Seattle and countywide trends

We’re still checking countywide and West Seattle COVID stats at the end of each weekend, so here are the current trends: Cases are up countywide for a seventh week, at a slower rate; hospitalizations are barely above the previous week; deaths continue decreasing. Here are the specifics, from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*16 percent more cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 946 new daily cases countywide (up from 796 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)

*6 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 1 death daily (same as the two-week average last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*687 cases between 4/18 and 5/02, up from 435 between 4/3 and 4/17
*5 hospitalizations between 4/18 and 5/02, down from 6 between 4/3 and 4/17
*No deaths between 4/18 and 5/02, same as between 4/3 and 4/17

And checking vaccination rates:
*80.9 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (unchanged from a week ago)
*85.7 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*48.8 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .2% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 52.9% have had a booster
98116 – 92.8% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 64.6% have had a booster
98126 – 83.5% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 54.7% have had a booster
98136 – 93.7% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 67.8% have had a booster
98146 – 83.1% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 47.8% have had a booster

VACCINATION AND TESTING, UPDATED HOURS: No pop-up clinics on the near-future schedule, so you can look for 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, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday), and the Curative van at Summit Atlas (35th/Roxbury, 8 am-noon Tuesday-Friday). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.