Seattle, WA Coronavirus Updates & News For January 8

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The state’s latest prioritization plan shows who will be eligible for coronavirus vaccinations by April.

Colleen DAmico (R), a clinical pharmacist with the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB), will administer an intake of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the SIHB on December 21, 2020 in Seattle.

Colleen DAmico (R), a clinical pharmacist with the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB), will administer an intake of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the SIHB on December 21, 2020 in Seattle. (Karen Ducey / Getty Images)

OLYMPIA, WA – State health officials released a framework for qualifying for coronavirus vaccines in the spring months on Wednesday. Read more

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The death marks the seventh person in prison in Washington to die from the pandemic.

TUMWATER, WA – A second inmate at Washington State Penitentiary has died after contracting the coronavirus. The inmate suffered from COVID-19 symptoms and had previously been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to a release from the corrections department. The death is the second due to COVID-19 at the Washington State Penitentiary and the seventh death of an incarcerated person in DOC … Read more

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City officials have officially canceled four annual events through July 4, citing uncertainty about the future of the coronavirus pandemic.

SAMMAMISH, WA – The city of Sammamish has preemptively canceled major in-person events through July 4th, citing coronavirus precautions and recent city budget cuts …. Read more