Here’s our weekly update on the local pandemic numbers and ratings:
KING COUNTY CUMULATIVE NUMBERS (until Friday, as they are not updated on weekends):
* 176,448 cases – 1,900 more than a week ago (6,250 total in West Seattle, up 80)
* 8,883 hospitalizations – 55 over a week ago (259 total from West Seattle, down 1 [data adjustment])
* 2,125 people have died – 25 over a week ago (76 total in West Seattle, up from 1)
(Three weeks ago King County started making stats available for ages 5 and up, so we switched to that statistic 🙂
79.9% of King County residents aged 5 and over have completed their vaccine series – up 1.7% from a week ago
By West Seattle zip code – note that these numbers are still NOT available as 5+, so they reflect 12+:
98106 – 87.4%
98116 – 90.4%
98,126 – 82.5%
98,136 – 91.9%
98,146 – 82.5%
(Find more King County statistics related to COVID here)
PANDEMIC NEWS OF THE WEEK
Boosters – From Thursday, our state recommends them for all ages 16 and over.
No kidding at the WS clinic in the city – The city has ditched the West Seattle provider who could handle all ages and is looking for someone who can handle pediatric injections – until then, no kids at the Friday / Saturday clinic.
NEED TO BE TESTED IN WEST SEATTLE?
the UW Medicine test service in the Nino Cantu Sports Complex South-West the parking lot (2801 SW Thistle) continues to operate; you can make an appointment here. In the meantime, the Curative test kiosk at Don Armeni boat ramp (1222 Harbor SW) is also still in operation, as is a Healing place in Summit atlas (35th / Roxbury). In addition, both West Seattle Walgreens stores offer drive-thru tests (35th / Morgan and 16th / Roxbury) – More info here.