Sunday evening brings our weekly update on local pandemic statistics and news.
KING COUNTY CUMULATIVE NUMBERS (until Friday – they don’t update on weekends):
* 166,672 cases – 2,453 more than a week ago (5,934 total in West Seattle, up 72)
* 8,531 hospital admissions – 104 more than a week ago (253 total from West Seattle, plus 5)
* 2,034 people have died – 27 more than a week ago (74 in total in West Seattle, unchanged)
83.3% of King County’s residents 12 and older have completed their vaccination series (up 0.4% last week)
By West Seattle zip code:
98106 – 85%
98116 – 88.7%
98126 – 80.7%
98136 – 90.4%
98146 – 80.8%
(You can find more COVID-related statistics on King County here)
THE PANDEMIC HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
Vaccinations for children – On Tuesday, federal agencies approved the Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds, and our state approved on Wednesday. Many clinics began administering over the weekend, including the City Hospital in West Seattle, but appointments are required. In comments, readers mentioned where they found appointments.
Seattle public school clinics – The district has set up regional clinics for all SPS pupils and school day clinics, which are only intended for pupils in the schools where they take place. Here is the updated list of the days, times and places.
Briefing of the district health officer – DR.Jeff Duchin held a briefing / Q&A session on Thursday – see here.
DO YOU NEED TO BE TESTED IN WEST SEATTLE?
the YOUR medicine Inspection service in Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex Parking lot (2801 SW Thistle) still in operation; You can schedule an appointment here, although readers report that walk-ups have been accepted. Meanwhile it is Remedies Test kiosk at Don Armeni boat ramp (1222 Harbor SW) is also still in operation, as is a curative location in Summit atlas (35./Roxbury). In addition, both are West Seattle Walgreens Shops offer drive-up tests (35th / Morgan and 16th / Roxbury) – more info here.