News for the Week of May 31

News highlights for the week of May 31.

Latest Numbers. In Mercer Island, there have been 597 positive cases reported as of June 4. DOH reported a total of 403,882 confirmed cases as of June 2. There have been 5,821 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. As of May 31, more than 7,071,595 doses of vaccine have been given across the state and 54% of people in Washington 16+ are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and nearly 63% of people 16+ have received at least one dose. For the latest city and county data, click here.

June 4 Situation Report. Highlights and information from the 65th week of the City’s response to the pandemic available here.

Vaccine News

King County COVID-19 Vaccine Data At-a-Glance. Page updated daily here.

Need vaccine support? Call the DOH support line 1-833-VAX-HELP for assistance.

DOH launches mobile vaccination service to support community organizations and increase vaccine access. On June 1st, the Washington State Department of Health launched a new mobile vaccine service called “Care-A-Van” that will deliver vaccines to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Visit the Care-A-Van page on the DOH website for more information.

Resources

New webpage: At home COVID-19 tests. King County as added a new webpage that provides information and resources for rapid, over-the-counter testing that can be done at home. Follow this link to visit the page.

Supporting survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a substantial rise in the incidence of domestic violence in King County. Social distancing and other efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 over the last year have escalated the risk of violence for survivors through more time spent at home, increased levels of household stress, and compromised access to advocacy and direct support systems. Read the full post on the Public Health Insider blog.


Last Call…

COVID-19 Vaccines: Just the Facts! (Part 4). King County Public Health’s question answering campaign continues with Part 4 where officials answer more of your burning vaccine questions. Click here for the latest.

Washington to offer vaccination incentives. The state announced a suite of new incentives to help encourage unvaccinated Washingtonians to get the COVID shot. The Washington State Lottery will be conducting a “Shot of a Lifetime” giveaway series during the month of June to offer different prizes to vaccinated individuals. Follow this link to learn more.

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