CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 7/11 roundup

On what would have been the biggest night of West Seattle’s biggest annual party – Summer Fest – we are instead still chronicling a pandemic. Here’s tonight’s roundup:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*11,771 people have tested positive, 139 more than yesterday

*603 people have died, unchanged from yesterday

*1,687 people have been hospitalized, up 13 from yesterday

*202,902 people have been tested, 1,157 more than yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 10,784/590/1,610/181,536.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 12.6 million people have tested positive, and more than 564,000 have died. Most cases: U.S., Brazil, Russia, India, Peru (same as last week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

NEED TO GET TESTED? If you can’t get tested through your health-care provider, here are the free sites around King County, including multiple locations in West Seattle/White Center/South Park. (One note – though the list says the weekly Friday testing at SSC starts at 10 am, as a commenter discovered yesterday, it actually starts at 9:30 am.)

FOOD DRIVE AND OUTDOOR MUSIC: Tomorrow, Alki UCC has another outdoor dropoff food drive, 10 am-3 pm – and during the food drive, noon-1 pm, the church is presenting live outdoor music by Betsy Stelzer. You’re welcome to hang out on the patio or lawn – distanced and masked – at 6115 SW Hinds.

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6 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 7/11 roundup"

  • Wsguy123 July 11, 2020 (11:20 pm)

    Driving on Alki after sunset, I noticed a few large groups on the beach around fire pits with no masks. Also there used to be signs saying beach closed after 9:30. Maybe that’s not a thing anymore?

  • WS resident July 12, 2020 (10:05 am)

    Not sure if anyone is still reporting outbreaks in nursing facilities but our grandmother was just diagnosed with Covid 19 yesterday after being isolated at the Kenney in the memory center since March.  I would like family members of other people at the Kenney in West Seattle to know this.

    • AMD July 12, 2020 (12:35 pm)

      I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother.  I hope she makes a swift and full recovery.

    • Stay well July 12, 2020 (5:55 pm)

      Well wishes to your grandmother, and all at the Kenney.

      Was the Kenney the retirement community that did the singing video awhile back? That was lovely.

  • JJ July 12, 2020 (8:49 pm)

    In April or May the Governor said that all the staff and residents at facilities were going to be tested by end of June. Nothing has been said about it since. I’m sorry to hear about your mom. This virus is horrible. Was your mom getting routine surveillance testing, or did she take a turn for the worse? I wonder if facilities have access to, or avail themselves of sufficient surveillance testing yet. I fear they don’t.

  • WS resident July 12, 2020 (9:24 pm)

    Thank you all for the kind replies.  They were testing her and the other residents I believe and she was negative on the last test they gave her.  Then she started refusing to eat or drink and she was taken to Swedish on Friday evening and given a test and that one was positive.  

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