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.
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.
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.
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