CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 7/23 roundup

News from the governor, as we start tonight’s roundup:

GOVERNOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Several announcements from Gov. Inslee at his media briefing this afternoon – a few rollbacks for businesses, plus a plan to extend the statewide eviction moratorium. Details are here.

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

*13,834 people have tested positive, up 175 from yesterday

*636 people have died, up 1 from yesterday

*1,838 people have been hospitalized, up 12 from yesterday

*256,588 people have been tested, up 632 from yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 12,592/621/1,750/227,182.

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 15.4 million cases worldwide, and the U.S. has passed four million. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

WEST SEATTLE TESTING TOMORROW: Every Thursday night we remind you that Friday is the weekly drive-up testing day in the north lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor), Despite the original announcement, it actually starts at 9:30 am and continues until 3 pm, and you’re advised to get there early if you can.

FREE FOOD TOMORROW: 2-5 pm at Food Lifeline HQ (815 S. 96th), free boxes of food.

RING REMOVAL: After months of people setting fires on and around the fire rings at Alki, they were removed today.

That didn’t stop fire fans -we’ve heard two dispatches to Alki in just the past hour. SFD reported to dispatch that they “put out seven fires” during the first call.

PHOTOS? TIPS? or 206-293-6302 – thank you!

6 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 7/23 roundup"

  • anonyme July 24, 2020 (7:00 am)

    In regard to the fires on Alki, it’s time police did the unthinkable: arrest people.  I know it’s not the Seattle way, but it’s time the Seattle way changed.

    • CAM July 24, 2020 (3:47 pm)

      I frequently see people in WS out and about not wearing masks and not having any sign of them on their person as I approach to pass. This didn’t seem so abnormal as my comparison point was downtown. That was until 2 weeks ago when I was in Greenwood and it hit me that everyone was in a mask, no matter where they were. We need to stop patting ourselves on the back and do better. 

      • StoneBuddha July 24, 2020 (6:32 pm)

        We carry them in our pockets when on walks, and then slip them on if we can’t cross the street. They’re always on walking on the boardwalk, and, in buildings, of course.

  • Yup July 24, 2020 (4:37 pm)

    Have you seen any numbers as far as the homeless and covid ? Why haven’t we seen more illness and death for them ? Media ? Cover up ?Thoughts anyone

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