CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 6/9 roundup

Three months ago, we reported the first publicly disclosed West Seattle case of COVID-19. Tonight – here are the toplines:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: We’re going to start including all four of the stats now highlighted on the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*8,536 people have tested positive, 29 more than yesterday

*570 people have died, 3 more than yesterday

*1,499 people have been hospitalized, 10 more than yesterday

*109,813 people have been tested, 1,182 more than yesterday

One week ago, the positive-test count was 8,235; the death toll was 560.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: Find them here.

HOUSE CLEANING AND NANNY RULES: The governor issued several new “guidance” documents today, including Phase 2 rules for domestic services. It’s all linked here.

SCAM ALERT: Scam callers are still trying to convince people to give them money to “prevent shutoffs’ – even though Seattle City Light and Public Utilities are still NOT cutting off service while the coronavirus crisis continues.


New COVID-19 funding for Community Orgs now available:

On May 5, the King County Council approved a second emergency supplemental budget proposed by Executive Dow Constantine to provide additional resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the legislation is $1 million for the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to expand funding for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. As the pandemic has progressed, we understand more about its effects and the disproportionate impact it inflicts on communities of color. OESJ will continue to prioritize funding to partners working with communities at the highest risk of immediate and long-term negative health, social and economic impacts. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to organizations and the application closes at 5 pm on June 23rd. Visit this link for more information on how to apply.

NEIGHBORHOOD BRIGHTNESS: Most people are still working/learning at home, so we appreciate the chance to keep sharing scenes like these when photos come in! Noodle spotted a flamingo flock:

GOT INFO? or text/voice 206-293-6302 – thank you!

8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 6/9 roundup"

  • HS June 9, 2020 (10:57 pm)

    Noodle, that photo made my day! I love 💗 it!

    • Just Ed said: June 10, 2020 (6:07 am)

      Wonderful  picture.  Thanks for sharing.  The flowers in the foreground confused me at first glance.  I thought ‘flamingo’  was possibly the name of the flower.  I needed the laugh.

  • JOHN June 9, 2020 (10:57 pm)

    My daughter is scheduled to start a nanny job this week and I have been unable to find information regarding nannying during this Modified Phase 1.  A google search leads to WSB comments and nothing else.  I contacted a nanny referral service who provided a written disclaimer for nanny employers to sign since nannies are not included until Phase 2.  Currently the only legally working nannies are working for essential working classified employers.Still concerned, I called King County and spoke with a task force member who confirmed the confusion regarding nannies.  He said he would bring it up with other members and did not know if the non-essential job  parents nannie issue was an oversight.  He did confirm that parents that do not have essential jobs currently are not allowed to hire nannies.

  • Di June 9, 2020 (11:49 pm)

    Sorry if this question has already been asked and answered: What type of test are they using at SSCC for Covid-19? Is it the extended long swab through nasal passage? Thanks in advance if you know. 

  • John June 10, 2020 (10:32 am)

    My daughter followed the Governor’s advice after attending protests.   Yesterday she visited the testing center in SODO  on 6th at the location of the former vehicle emission test station. They administer the deep nasal passage swab test for COVID 19.  The antibody test appears to be near worthless at this time.  Her results were available late last night.  I encourage others to do the same.

    • Also John June 10, 2020 (12:23 pm)

      I have my appointment on the 16th.  Thanks for the info.  I now know exactly where it is.

      • J June 10, 2020 (1:19 pm)

        If you get a negative result, but then later develop symptoms I would encourage you to go get tested again. There are some false negatives with the swab test, including if the virus is there, but not yet at high enough levels for the test to pick up.

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