22 weeks ago tonight, King County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced. We start tonight’s roundup with the numbers:
NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily summary:
*15,197 people have tested positive, 158 more than yesterday
*647 people have died, unchanged from yesterday
*1,948 people have been hospitalized, 2 more than yesterday
*294,823 people have been tested, 3,747 more than yesterday
One week ago, those totals were 14,047/638/1,866/265,108.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.
STATE DATA FYI: From the Department of Health:
DOH experienced an outage with its reporting system today which caused interruptions in several functions. The data reported today is preliminary and only include cases through 7:00 pm on 7/30 (not 11:59 pm as is usual). DOH anticipates negative tests will be behind for a few days which will impact DOH’s ability to report out tests and percent positivity. Data dashboard visualizations will be impacted for a short time. DOH hopes to be back to normal by early next week.
WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 17.5 million cases, 679,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.
NEW TESTING SITE ON THE WAY: While announcing today that the city is opening a new testing site in Southeast Seattle, the mayor also said a new “Southwest Seattle” is in the works too. No location disclosed yet, but the mayor’s office tells WSB it should be made public within a few weeks.
COVID CLOSURE: Chelan Café announced it’s closed because a cocktail-lounge staff member tested positive.
UPDATED RESTAURANT (ETC.) GUIDANCE: From the governor’s office:
The governor’s office today released updates to the July 24 guidance for restaurants, taverns, breweries, wineries, and distilleries as part of Washington’s Safe Start phased reopening plan. Changes include clarification about which establishments can offer indoor seating, temporary outdoor seating guidance and counter-style seating clarifications. Read the full restaurants, taverns, breweries, wineries and distilleries guidance document here and attached memo here.
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