Here’s our nightly roundup, running way later than usual tonight because of breaking news:
NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:
*7,645 people have tested positive, up 28 from yesterday
*534 people have died, up 4 from yesterday
One week ago, those totals were 7,307 and 514.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health page,.
WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: More than 5.1 million cases. See the global outbreak breakout, nation by nation, here.
GOVERNOR CANCELS: Last night we mentioned the governor had another briefing scheduled this morning. Didn’t happen – a cancellation announcement was sent this morning instead.
HASHTAG FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND: From the state Health Department, urging you to #RecreateResponsibly:
The long weekend is a welcome opportunity for families and households to get outside for fresh air and exercise. Most state lands and parks are now open for day use; camping at state parks is still not allowed. Here are some reminders about how to #RecreateResponsibly while we all continue to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19:
*Stay local. Find a place to hike, picnic, or take a walk that is close to home. Please avoid traveling outside your own county borders to popular destinations
*Avoid crowded areas. Public gatherings are still not allowed.
*Enjoy the outdoors with people in your immediate household.
*Follow physical distancing and etiquette rules such as wearing a cloth face covering and staying six feet apart from others.
As long as we all #RecreateResponsibly, spending time outside is good for our mental and physical health.
SPEAKING OF HASHTAGS … here’s more on what #SeattleTogether is about.
ALSO FROM THE CITY … a new toolkit to help small businesses and nonprofits who need to renegotiate their rent.
UNEMPLOYMENT INFO: Nonprofit Neighborhood House has produced informational videos in 9 languages.
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