FDA clears the way for first COVID-19 vaccine
Health District: Virus surge continues, prevention tactics still needed
Last updated 12/16/2020 at 11:56am
The FDA authorized emergency use of a new COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 11 on the same day the health district reminded the public that the virus is still surging.
Two-thirds of infections in the county from close contacts and community interactions, which includes homes and workplaces.
Cases in Snohomish County continue to be a concern, with the two-week rate at 428 per 100,000 residents through Dec. 5, the health district states. A health district update on Dec. 11 said hospitalization rates are high and the number of deaths continue to increase.
The FDA approval on Dec. 11 allows for emergency u...