June 11 coronavirus news

By Melissa Mahtani, Meg Wagner, Melissa Macaya and Veronica Rocha, CNN

Updated 7:49 PM ET, Fri June 11, 2021
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9:02 a.m. ET, June 11, 2021

Seattle has fully vaccinated 70% of residents 12 and older, mayor says

From CNN’s Jennifer Henderson, Andy Rose and Melissa Alonso

A person receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Seattle on January 24.
A person receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Seattle on January 24. Grant Hindsley/AFP/Getty Images

Seattle, Washington, has fully vaccinated 70% of residents ages 12 and older, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Wednesday.

Seventy-eight percent of Seattle residents 12 years old and older have started the vaccination process but are not yet fully vaccinated. Seattle has administered more than 249,000 vaccines to more than 131,000 people, according to a news release.

Covid-19 rates and deaths in Seattle and King County are falling, the release stated. In King County, an estimated 95% of all new Covid-19 cases are in people who have not started vaccinations, it added.