News for the Week of October 4
News highlights for the week of October 4.
Latest Numbers. In Mercer Island, there have been 908 positive cases reported as of October 7. DOH reported a total of 598,823 confirmed cases as of October 6. There have been 7,972 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the latest city and county data, click here.
Situation Reports. The next SitRep will be available the afternoon of October 22. Click here to catch up on the latest information and reports.
Information for Businesses
Vaccine Verification Toolkit for Businesses. In preparation for King County’s October 25 proof of vaccination or negative test mandate, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has created a toolkit for businesses that provides them with resources to comply with King County’s new vaccine verification order. Follow this link to the toolkit.
COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Report. Between January 17, 2021 – September 25, DOH officials have identified 46,667 vaccine breakthrough cases in the state. Of the cases that have data available (about half), 89% reported symptoms, 9% were hospitalized, and 442 people died. Read the full October 6 report.
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.
Finland, Sweden, and Denmark Pause Moderna Vaccine for Young Men. A Nordic study involving Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark found that men under the age of 30 who received the Moderna vaccine had a slightly higher risk than others of developing myocarditis. Read more about the study and pause here.