CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 5/20 roundup

Here are the toplines of today’s local virus-crisis news:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary data dashboard:

*7,617 people have tested positive, up 35 from yesterday.

*530 people have died, up 1 from yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 7,221 and 514.

ANOTHER DATA DASHBOARD: The county announced today that it’s added this one, with info on “key economic, social, and overall health impacts.”

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health page,.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING TOMORROW: Gov. Inslee‘s office says his next media briefing will be at 11:30 am tomorrow, and that he will “talk about restarting faith-based services and will speak to health care providers on the importance of seeking urgent medical care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.” (Thursday morning update: This has been canceled.)

CASE TRACKING/CONTACT TRACING: The state Health Department offers an update on how many people are getting trained to make this happen.

HAPPY HOMECOMING: A West Seattleite who survived an almost-fatal case of COVID-19 is back home tonight.

(Photo courtesy Wendy Hobson)

See the warm welcome Michael Flor got from his neighbors, here.

‘BUMMER SUMMER’: One commenter invoked that phrase again after Seafair‘s cancellation announcement today;

YOU CAN HELP: A new series of Saturday food drives launches this weekend.

GOT INFO? Email us at or phone us, text or voice, at 206-293-6302 – thank you!

4 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 5/20 roundup"

  • ScubaFrog May 21, 2020 (1:01 am)

    Welcome home Michael Flor!  How awesome is that!  Sit back, put your feet up and relax.  I bet it’s nice to be home.

  • Melinda May 21, 2020 (6:47 am)

    The food drive link takes you to the Seafair post. 

    • WSB May 21, 2020 (9:47 am)

      fixed, thank you.

  • jsparra May 21, 2020 (9:16 am)

    Very happy to see you home Michael!

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