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  • caption: Jordan Stephens dines in a clear structure with his partner, Isabella Lozoya, left, in honor of her birthday, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Plum Bistro in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

    Covid updates for Seattle and the Northwest (May 3-7)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in 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 notification list As of Monday, May 3 the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,487 Covid-19 related deaths; 374,882 confirmed cases; 29,827 probable cases; and a 1.4% 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, 5,394,469 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians.

  • caption: People wait for 15 minutes in an observation area after receiving Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle. As of Thursday, anyone 16 years of age and older is eligible.

    Pandemic blog: Covid-related updates for Seattle and the Northwest (April 26-30)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in 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 notification list As of Saturday, April 24, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,434 Covid-19 related deaths; 366,746 confirmed cases; 28,566 probable cases; and a 1.4% 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, 4,919,206 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians.

  • caption: Photographs of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are shown included in a vigil that remains near the intersection of 11th Avenue and East Pine Street on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Seattle. 'Justice For All Victims of Racist Police Terror' read the words, surrounded by candles and flowers as well as the names and photographs of those killed by police.

    Seattle responds to guilty verdict in Chauvin trial

    The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin delivered a guilty verdict on three counts Tuesday: murder 2, murder 3, and manslaughter. While an officer, Chauvin killed George Floyd as he knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes in May 2020. Within minutes of the verdict being read, officials from the Seattle area, and beyond, began responding.

  • caption: A health worker shows to the media how she prepares a dose of the Janssen vaccine by Johnson & Johnson, during a COVID-19 vaccination campaign at the Vela vaccination center, near Tor Vergata hospital in Rome, Saturday, April 24, 2021.

    Blog: Pandemic news for the NW (April 19-23)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in 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 notification list As of Friday, April 16, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,380 Covid-19 related deaths; 357,122 confirmed cases; 26,772 probable cases; and a 1.4% 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, 4,431,804 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians.

  • caption: Lauren Alexander is vaccinated against Covid-19 on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle. As of Thursday, anyone 16 years of age and older is eligible.

    Blog: Pandemic updates for Washington (April 12-16)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in 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. As of Friday, April 9, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,322 Covid-19 related deaths; 349,717 confirmed cases; 25,077 probable cases; and a 1.4% 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, 3,943,100 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians. Pre-register for a vaccine in Seattle.

  • caption: Volunteer registered nurse Amy Rioux administers a Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Island Drug in Oak Harbor.

    Coronavirus blog: Updates for Seattle and Washington state (April 5-9)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state. Scroll down for daily updates. 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. As of Friday, April 2, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,278 Covid-19 related deaths; 343,463 confirmed cases; 23,652 probable cases; and a 1.4% 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, 3,471,343 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians.

  • caption: Alayna Holmes, a first-grade student at Northgate Elementary, runs toward her classmates on Monday, April 5, 2021, on the first day of in-person learning at the school in Seattle.

    Pandemic blog: Covid-19 news for the NW (March 29-April 2)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state. Scroll down for daily updates. 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. As of Friday, March 26, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,218 Covid-19 related deaths; 337,475 confirmed cases; 22,191 probable cases; and a 1.5% 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, 3,012,719 doses (not total number of people) of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians.

  • caption: Jackson Elementary kindergarten students return from recess on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Jackson Elementary School along Federal Avenue in Everett. With hybrid learning, students have the option to attend in-person classes two days per week.

    Updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Seattle and Washington state (March 22-16)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state. Scroll down for daily updates. As of Friday, March 19, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,174 Covid-19 related deaths; 332,539 confirmed cases; 21,243 probable cases; and a 1.5% 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, 2,621,510 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to Washingtonians. Need a vaccine? Washington state vaccine locator: Washington State Health Department's map of vaccine providers. Also, use the state's PHASE FINDER to see if you are eligible for a vaccine. 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. Get the latest coronavirus news and other local stories delivered straight to your inbox every weekday with KUOW's Today So Far newsletter. Sign up here.

  • caption: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is held by pharmacist Madeline Acquilano at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

    Pandemic blog: Updates for the Northwest (March 15-19)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state. Scroll down for daily updates. As of Friday, March 12, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,123 Covid-19 related deaths; 328,166 confirmed cases; 20,350 probable cases; and a 1.5% 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, 2,267,958 Washingtonians have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Need a vaccine? Washington state vaccine locator: Washington State Health Department's map of vaccine providers. Also, use the state's PHASE FINDER to see if you are eligible for a vaccine. 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. Get the latest coronavirus news and other local stories delivered straight to your inbox every weekday with KUOW's Today So Far newsletter. Sign up here.

  • caption: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, right, welcomes the first patients to arrive at the new civilian-led mass Covid-19 vaccination site at Lumen Field Event Center on Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Seattle.

    Pandemic updates for the Northwest (March 8-13)

    This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state. Scroll down for daily updates. As of Friday, March 5, the Washington State Department of Health reports: 5,041 Covid-19 related deaths; 324,469 confirmed cases; 19,399 probable cases; and a 1.5% death rate among positive cases. 19,566 people have been hospitalized with Covid-19 in Washington state. According to the most recent data and NPR's hospital capacity monitor: King County has 75% of hospital beds taken, with 10% of the ICU beds occupied by Covid-19 patients; Pierce County has 90% of beds taken, with 11% occupied by Covid-19 patients; and Snohomish County has 65% of beds taken with 5% occupied by Covid-19 patients. 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, 1,865,640 Washingtonians have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Need a vaccine? Washington state vaccine locator: Washington State Health Department's map of vaccine providers. Also, use the state's PHASE FINDER to see if you are eligible for a vaccine. Seattle standby list: When Seattle's mobile vaccination teams have leftover doses, they use this list to get them into an arm, fast. 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. Get the latest coronavirus news and other local stories delivered straight to your inbox every weekday with KUOW's Today So Far newsletter. Sign up here.