CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 4/12 roundup

As we continue into the seventh week since the first King County COVID-19 case, our nightly roundup:

NEWEST LOCAL NUMBERS: Seattle-King County Public Health has now moved to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday news-releawe schedule, but is still updating numbers daily on its COVID-19 page. For today:

*Positive test results: 4.426 (up 164 from a day earlier)

*Deaths: 292 (up 8 from a day earlier)

One week ago, those numbers were 3,167 and 208.

ONE MORE WEST SEATTLE DEATH: The county’s by-zip-code breakdown now shows 98126 with 3 deaths; 98106 and 98146 stlll have 2 each, 98136 has 1, 98116 has none.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: Find them here.

MAJOR PARKS’ CLOSURE, DAY 2: We drove along Alki around 5 pm. Few people in view on the promenade or beach. South of Alki Point, though, Beach Drive traffic/parking along Constellation Park (which is officially part of Alki Beach Park too) was busy.

The closures are scheduled to end at 4:30 am tomorrow.

IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE, IT’S TOO FAR: No, the “stay-home” order does not mean “stay INSIDE your home.” But you shouldn’t be driving somewhere to walk, run, etc., the state Health Department reiterates in a post today:

Do: Walk!

A lovely walk around our neighborhoods with the people (or dogs) who live with us is great for our physical and mental health. We can enjoy the sunshine, clear our minds, and get some exercise.

Don’t: Drive to your walk

Please avoid the areas that crowd easily like playgrounds or walking paths. Stay around your home. If you need to drive to your walk, that is too far away.

FERRIES EXTEND WINTER SCHEDULE: With usage way down, Washington State Ferries has extended the winter schedule until June 20th.


WATER TAXI TOO: Its reduced schedule is here.

SPRING BREAK: Since school campuses are closed, you won’t see a change there, but this week is officially “spring break” for Seattle Public Schools.

SEEN IN GEORGETOWN: A “trap” for our times:

(Thanks to John Bennett, the West Seattle entrepreneur who also has a stake in G’town, for the photo.)

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6 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 4/12 roundup"

  • bolo April 13, 2020 (12:26 am)

    Anyone want to try for those masks? Actually I have an idea.

  • J April 13, 2020 (8:25 am)

    How’s it going at the Mount, the Kenney, and Park West, and Bridge Park?  Did they get testing for their residents and all the staff? I heard that the Ravenna Ida Culver was able to contain the virus, at least for now, by getting everyone tested and isolating the infected residents and staff (including the asymptotic cases they found). How is it going with our local facilities? 

    • J April 13, 2020 (4:01 pm)


    • Employee April 13, 2020 (8:11 pm)

      Park West has had no covid cases this entire time. We continue to temp & question every staff member upon entry. No visitors allowed. Staff who are working in covid positive buildings are being asked to not come to Park West to work. Residents are doing great considering the circumstances.

  • Clay Eals April 13, 2020 (12:09 pm)

    Leave it to John Bennett to create a better mousetrap!

  • jissy April 13, 2020 (9:57 pm)

    J:  I have a relative that works at The Mount and one that lives at the Mount.  They have kept in regular correspondence with family members and are doing an amazing job.  I believe at this time they have 3 cases and have isolated them to a particular “neighborhood”.  They are also taking every employees’ Temp on arrival each and every day (and have been for weeks now) and as for my relative, sent him/her for testing this past week (he/she was negative).   They are a stand-out facility and my relative who lives there is so grateful to be there.  They are no longer conducting events/mass and as of just a couple days ago, residents are taking their meals in their rooms (previously they were still dining but 6 feet apart).  Residents, if they are able, are still allowed to go outside, walk and get fresh air but then back to their rooms/apartments.

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