CORONAVIRUS: Monday 6/22 roundup

The first Monday of Phase 2 is ending, and here’s the nightly roundup:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here’s today’s daily summary from Public Health – the cumulative totals:

*9,273 people have tested positive, 39 more than yesterday

*584 people have died, unchanged from yesterday

*1,547 people have been hospitalized, 6 more than yesterday

*144,631 people have been tested, 3,157 more than yesterday

One week ago, the totals were 8,797/574/1,521/125,323.


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

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING TOMORROW: 3 pm tomorrow is Gov. Inslee’s next public/media briefing on the state’s COVID-19 response. From the announcement:

The governor will be joined by:

John Wiesman, secretary of health
Craig Jelinek, president and CEO, Costco Wholesale
Faye Guenther, president, UFCW 21

You’ll be able to watch it live here.

GUIDANCE INFORMATION IN ASL: From the state Health Department:

DOH releases American Sign Language (ASL) re-opening guidance videos: The videos, which can be found on the DOH’s ASL landing page, contain guidance for the Safe Start plan, each separate re-opening phase, and requirements for individuals, businesses, and employers.

DRIVE-UP GRADUATION CELEBRATION: One more coming up this week – South Seattle College on Thursday.

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1 Reply to "CORONAVIRUS: Monday 6/22 roundup"

  • anonyme June 23, 2020 (7:43 am)

    On Sunday I ventured out for the first time in 4+ months.  Of the three buses I took, two of the drivers were not wearing masks.  I stopped at Westwood Village QFC while waiting for a transfer.  The store was well organized and most (not all) people were complying by wearing masks and distancing.   However, there was a young man who appeared to be a ‘professional’ shopper (possibly filling pickup orders) who was not wearing PPE of any kind, nor observing distancing or directional rules.  I’ve had to rely on delivery or neighbors helping to pick up orders for me all these months, and it has always worried me how my food was being handled.  Now my worst fears have been confirmed.   There is just no way and nowhere to be safe, because all precautions are voluntary.  Even those in professional positions are not observing guidelines.  Ironically, Metro drivers have made a big stink about requiring passengers to wear masks so that drivers are protected – when they themselves are not doing so.   This places riders at great risk, most of whom have no choice but to ride the bus.  I’ve reported all incidents to appropriate authorities, but me cago en la mar.

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