News for the Week of December 6
News highlights for the week of December 6.
Latest Numbers. In Mercer Island, there have been 1,086 positive cases reported as of December 10. DOH reported a total of 693,335 confirmed cases as of December 8. There have been 9,535 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the latest city and county data, click here.
Mild illness for first Omicron case in King County. According to King County experts, the patient experienced mild illness and has not required hospitalization. She was fully vaccinated and received a booster shot, likely after exposure. Given the lack of recent travel, experts believe the Omicron variant has been spreading locally. Read more here.
COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report. Between January 17, 2021 – November 27, DOH officials have identified 80,902 vaccine breakthrough cases in the state. Of the cases that have data available (about half), 87% reported symptoms, 8% were hospitalized, and 806 people died. Read the latest report.
Ages 16-17 now eligible for boosters. Anyone age 16 and older can now get a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine, if it has been at least 6 months since their second dose. Follow this link for more.
King County Vaccine Data At-a-Glance. Page updated daily here.
Need vaccine support? Call the DOH support line 1-833-VAX-HELP for assistance.
Data dashboard provides information on COVID-19 among youth and provides clues for the trajectory ahead. A new data dashboard provides information on youth cases, hospitalizations, and vaccination rates in King County. View the dashboard here.
Situation Reports. The SitRep is issued monthly. Click here to catch up on the latest information and reports.