CORONAVIRUS: Monday 7/13 roundup

Midway through the fifth month of the virus crisis in our area, here’s what’s new:

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

*12,099 people have tested positive, 155 more than yesterday

*604 people have died, unchanged from yesterday

*1,698 people have been hospitalized, 5 more than yesterday

*214,388 people have been tested, 6,892 more than yesterday

One week ago, the totals were 11,140 /591/1,623/190,005.


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

EXTENDING THE MISSION: We’ve reported on National Guard help at both local food banks (West Seattle and White Center). The governor is asking the White House to keep funding the mission so they can stay on duty in our state until year’s end.

NO FOOD LIFELINE DISTRIBUTION THIS WEEK: Checking FL’s website for updates, we found this announcement:

We learned today someone in direct contact with Food Lifeline’s operations tested positive for Covid-19. Out of an abundance of caution, we have chosen to suspend food distributions for the remainder of this week so our facilities can be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection recommendations.

Health and safety will always be our highest priorities during this pandemic. We will continue to provide the highest level of safety for our clients, partners, and staff. We are working in partnership with King County Public Health to ensure we continue to work as safely as possible as we return to operations.

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9 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Monday 7/13 roundup"

  • bandana July 13, 2020 (10:17 pm)

    New cases increased 1,101 statewide. A daily new record.

    • pilsner July 14, 2020 (8:22 am)

      Is 6800 a new record for testing too?

      • Moses July 14, 2020 (9:45 am)

        700,000 Tested in US yesterday. Death Toll dropping like a rock. Time to Panic.

        • Roland July 14, 2020 (12:22 pm)

          Great to see testing numbers up and very disheartening to not only see that infections are also up but this is NOT because of more testing. First of all, it is because we opened to soon and continue to flout the reasoned and data-driven advice of subject-matter experts. Secondly, that anyone should mock or belittle the reasonable concern related to this ongoing global pandemic is an insult to that individual’s community. Death rates, low are not, are there. People are dying preventable deaths. People are dying. ANY human is dying because leadership at the federal level has failed us. And those that aren’t dying are still being severely impacted in ways we are only beginning to understand: is not the time to panic, Moses, but to continue to trust the science and act like the real pandemic is real and that the lives of those around us matter more than a pitcher of margaritas at Dukes or the sweat on your chin from wearing a mask.

        • pilsner July 14, 2020 (12:51 pm)

          Quick, we need a new headline!

        • john July 14, 2020 (1:32 pm)

          MOSES is confusing ‘toll’ with ‘rate.’136,113 COVID deaths in the US, and the Death Toll is rising (more people die every day).

  • JJ July 14, 2020 (3:45 pm)

    Anyone see the conference today? Sounds like 56 people with COVID were removed from the death count who died of natural causes such as “heart attack or respiratory failure” according to Dr. Loafy. I wonder how the heck she thinks COVID kills people..?!?  Heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, kidney failure and respiratory failure are exactly how COVID kills people! Sounds like juicing the numbers to me. Remember this death removal policy started right before opening the economy. 18 were taken off for legitimate reasons, accidents, homicide, suicide. Naturally, death numbers also do not include people who died without being tested first, and those who may have received a false negative on their tests. Remember this when the death numbers look low. You are given the numbers that have been “optimized”.

    • WSB July 14, 2020 (3:50 pm)

      I watched/listened. Actually rather than “juicing the numbers” they stressed repeatedly that removing a small # of deaths from the total would be oolish for anyone to dwell on. And they stressed that it’s likely some COVID deaths will never be counted. Here’s the report:

      • JJ July 14, 2020 (3:57 pm)

        If it’s so foolish to dwell on the numbers, why alter them? That’s nice that they said don’t worry about the data manipulation. I worry. People make decisions based on numbers. This policy is wrong.

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