CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 6/24 roundup

Two days until the mask mandate takes effect, and that’s where we start tonight’s roundup:

MASK ORDER: You can now see the full text of Secretary of Health John Wiesman‘s order here. As announced yesterday, it takes effect statewide on Friday – wear a face covering when you’re out in public.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*9,502 people have tested positive, 133 more than yesterday’s total

*583 people have died, 1 below yesterday’s total++

*1,555 people have been hospitalized, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*150,096 people have been tested, 2,198 more than yesterday’s total

++The county has ongoing “data corrections”

One week ago, the four totals were 8,893/575/1,531/130,354.

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

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

GOT A COLLEGE STUDENT IN THE HOUSE? You might be interested in Gov. Inslee‘s announcement today “providing specific health guidance for four-year public and private institutions, as well as two-year community and technical colleges, apprenticeships, and private career schools.”

SPEAKING OF COLLEGE … the drive-up/walk-up graduation celebration for South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) is tomorrow!

UNPAID PROPERTY TAXES? If you couldn’t meet the extended June 1st deadline, the county is now offering a payment plan.

PEARL JAM’S #ALLINWA SONG: Tonight’s streamed benefit for the #AllInWA COVID-19 recovery fund included the superstar band with West Seattleites – here’s their song:

You can donate by going here.

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

12 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 6/24 roundup"

  • Juju June 24, 2020 (11:20 pm)

    “As announced yesterday, it takes effect statewide on Friday – wear a face covering when you’re out in public.”

    Except that is not how the order reads.

    • WSB June 25, 2020 (12:00 am)

      Yes, it is. End of first page.

    • rpo June 25, 2020 (10:39 pm)

      Not sure what you’re getting at, but the order definitely states masks are required when in public and “a six foot distance cannot be maintained”. I already got yelled at to “wear a mask” while biking yesterday by someone who was 20 feet away…and not wearing a mask. 

  • Andy D June 24, 2020 (11:45 pm)

    Very bad day for KC :(. Hopefully an outlier.

    • uncle loco June 25, 2020 (5:10 am)

      On the bright side, according to their numbers one person came back to life.

  • RJB June 25, 2020 (8:32 am)

    Was fun to see Pearl Jam last night…and Ed wore his #easystreet hat!

    • helpermonkey June 25, 2020 (2:32 pm)

      @RJB did you also notice Brandi Carlile and her guitarist were wearing Easy Street t-shirts, too? Lots of good advertising last night for Easy Street! 

  • helpermonkey June 25, 2020 (9:02 am)

    The #AllinWA concert was really great. Really enjoyed Sir Mix a Lot and PJ. 

  • barbara s spector June 25, 2020 (10:32 am)

    why are we in phase 2 when we aren’t meeting the criteria for phase 2?

  • J June 25, 2020 (11:28 am)

    So, was that 0 deaths and 1 “correction”, or 10 deaths and 11 “corrections”. There is a big difference. I’m sure the doctor who completed the death certificates could tell if the COVID19 patient died of disease or “fell out a window”. I’m not sure we need government minders to review all these cases.

  • ScubaFrog June 25, 2020 (3:24 pm)

    Wash hands dear West Seattleites, keep distances, masks, and you’re cutting down risk pretty dramatically.  They say the bigger risk factors are being indoors in big groups, or in big groups period.  We’ll get the numbers back down, don’t lose hope!

  • A D June 25, 2020 (4:35 pm)

    Heads up – they keep improving the dashboard, you can now do Geography by Census area, e.g:

    – Alaska Junction – total 777 tested, 37 positive, 5 hospitalized, 6 deaths

    You can also do “Geography over time” – which will show the last 2 weeks (but for a bigger location).

    – West Seattle, 15 new cases in the last 2 weeks. The 2 weeks before that there were 6, so we >2x our cases. :( : (:(

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