CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 7/26 roundup

Wrapping up the last weekend of July, here are tonight’s virus-crisis updates:

KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: First, the cumulative totals from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*14,433 people have tested positive, up 178 from yesterday

*640 people have died, unchanged from yesterday

*1,891 people have been hospitalized, up 14 from yesterday

*271,301 people have been tested, up 562 from yesterday

One week ago, the totals were 13,159/632/1,803/242,860.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 16.2 million cases and more than 647,000 deaths – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: The federally funded extra $600 is expiring, and what, if anything, will replace it isn’t clear yet, but Congress is supposed to work on it tomorrow.

FOOD FOR KIDS/TEENS: Seattle Public Schools continues meal distribution at its designated sites 11 am-1 pm weekdays, as well as distribution by bus – full details here.

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8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 7/26 roundup"

  • N July 26, 2020 (10:21 pm)

    Is there a lag in getting results.  562 tests today, most days have had around 5k.  

    • ktrapp July 27, 2020 (9:29 am)

      Weekend numbers usually are lower/do lag, since a lot of the reporting people don’t work the weekends.  That’s why most of the reports also keep track of a moving average.

  • Leslie July 27, 2020 (1:34 am)

    If anyone expects MoneyBags Mnuchin, Moscow Mitch, and Traitor Trump to give a damn about unemployed people (and seeks to assuage them with a $1200 check), they’re going to be deeply disappointed. Their claim that we’d rather be sitting at home on our butts than being employed is an insult to Americans’ integrity and work ethic. Multimillionaires get to decide what WE need?

  • JJ July 27, 2020 (5:38 pm)

    Take a look at this preprint on excess deaths March-May. The US is not like Italy or Spain or China. We haven’t made hospital beds, or testing available for many people. The tests miss many cases. Americans die in care facilities and at home undiagnosed. Many have been overlooked and not counted. The excess deaths show it. This was a very mild flu year, FYI.

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