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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.

  • 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.