Sunday evening our weekly roundup of local pandemic updates. First, the most recent local numbers.
CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF KING COUNTY AS OF FRIDAY:
116,837 people have tested positive – 3,717 more than a week ago (4,235 in West Seattle, up from 163)
6,774 people were hospitalized – 88 over a week ago (205 in West Seattle, up from 3)
1,688 people have died – 6 more than a week ago (65 * in West Seattle, down 2 [*data adjustment])
75.7% of King County 12+ residents have completed their vaccine series (up 0.6% last week)
By West Seattle Postal Code:
98106 – 78.1%
98116 – 84.2%
98,126 – 73.5%
98,136 – 85.5%
98,146 – 72.2%
(More King County statistics related to COVID here)
King County Briefing: King County Public Health Officer last Thursday Dr Jeff Duchin gave another briefing on the pandemic. Watch it here:
The variant of the virus known as Delta is fueling the outbreak, he said, and there is “a clear trend of increasing hospitalizations” – and the average age of people requiring hospitalization has fallen by 10 years since January. Public Health has also published this explanatory article with more information about Delta. In the meantime. In response to a question, Dr Duchin said that no further restrictions / recommendations are being considered at this time, but the “everyone wear a mask inside” recommendation continues.
Governor announcement tomorrow: On Monday, Governor Jay Inslee will be at Kaiser PermanenteCapitol Hill Medical Center at 1 p.m. “to announce new efforts to increase COVID vaccinations in Washington state.” The governor will be joined by local elected officials and health officials to discuss further efforts to increase COVID vaccinations. »It will be broadcast on TVW.
Lessons from epidemics: Public health reports here three epidemics and what we can learn from them.
WHERE TO BE TESTED IN WEST SEATTLE
the UW Medicine test service at Nino Cantu South-West Sports Complex the parking lot (2801 SW Thistle) continues to operate; However, you may not be able to take the tests on the same day – the booking site shows, for example, that the Monday slots are all reserved. In the meantime, the Curative test kiosk at Don Armeni boat ramp (1222 Harbor SW) is also in operation. In addition, both West Seattle Walgreens stores offer drive-thru tests (35th / Morgan and 16th / Roxbury) – more info here.
NOT YET VACCINATED?
Go here to see where you can change that.