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  • caption: Heath F. Terry, 14, rolls up his sleeve as he gets ready to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from registered nurse Novie Kruger at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash.

    Pandemic blog: Updates for western Washington (June 7-11)

    This post includes updates about Covid-19 in the Seattle area and Washington state. Need a vaccine? Washington state vaccine locator Many locations are now accepting walk-ups. Washington state and the city of Seattle are closing mass vaccination sites in favor of mobile and popup clinics. As of Friday, June 4, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,836 Covid-19 related deaths; 405,174 confirmed cases; 34,833 probable cases; and a 1.3% death rate among positive cases. Compared to white people and Asian people, the rate of Covid cases has been nearly three times higher for Black people, and nearly seven times higher for Latino/x people and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. So far, 7,133,121 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians. A total of 54.7% of eligible people in Washington state have been fully vaccinated; and 65.4% of eligible people in King County have been fully vaccinated.

  • caption: Groups of people sit socially distanced at the Ballard Locks on Friday, June 4, 2021, in Seattle.

    Pandemic blog for the Seattle area (June 1-4)

    This post includes updates about Covid-19 in the Seattle area and Washington state. Need a vaccine? Many locations are now accepting walk-ups. Washington state vaccine locator As of May 28, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,765 Covid-19 related deaths; 401,526 confirmed cases; 34,323 probable cases; and a 1.3% death rate among positive cases. Compared to white people and Asian people, the rate of Covid cases is nearly three times higher for Black people, and nearly seven times higher for Latino/x people and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. So far, 6,908,004 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians. A total of 52.3% of eligible people in Washington state have been fully vaccinated; and 62.3% of eligible people in King County have been fully vaccinated.

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    Pandemic blog: Updates for western Washington (May 24-28)

    This post includes updates about Covid-19 in the Seattle area and Washington state. Need a vaccine? Many locations are now accepting walk-ups. Washington state vaccine locator CovidWa.com: Not an official vaccine finder from the state, but the product of a former Microsoft developer who created a website to more easily find open vaccination appointments. Seattle vaccination sites As of Thursday, May 20, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,702 Covid-19 related deaths; 394,143 confirmed cases; 33,351 probable cases; and a 1.3% death rate among positive cases. Compared to white people and Asian people, the rate of Covid cases is nearly three times higher for Black people, and nearly seven times higher for Latino/x people and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. So far, 6,541,234 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians. A total of 48.8% of eligible people in Washington state have been fully vaccinated; and 57.5% of eligible people in King County have been fully vaccinated.

  • caption: Seattle Firefighter Caesar Cypher draws up doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine before administering them to students over the age of 12 within the Seattle Public Schools system, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Memorial Stadium near The Center School in Seattle.

    Pandemic blog: Updates for Washington state

    This post includes updates about Covid-19 in the Seattle area and Washington state. Need a vaccine? Washington state vaccine appointment locator CovidWa.com: Not an official vaccine finder from the state, but the product of a former Microsoft developer who created a website to more easily find open vaccination appointments. Seattle vaccination sites As of Thursday, May 13, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,622 Covid-19 related deaths; 389,086 confirmed cases; 32,671 probable cases; and a 1.3% death rate among positive cases. Compared to white people and Asian people, the rate of Covid cases is nearly three times higher for Black people, and nearly seven times higher for Latino/x people and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. So far, 6,152,091 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians.