CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 7/29 roundup

Here’s the virus-crisis news for a midsummer Wednesday:

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

*14,879 people have tested positive, 150 more than yesterday

*644 people have died, unchanged from yesterday

*1,935 people have been hospitalized, 35 more than yesterday

*285,305 people have been tested, 5.155 more than yesterday

One week ago, the four totals were 13,659/635/1,826/255,956.

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

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

STATE HEALTH BRIEFING: Topics today included trends – the case count has flattened in recent weeks despite a steady increase in testing – plus a scam alert: Be watchful of people claiming to be health authorities ssking for money or card/bank info; the real public-health reps would never do that. Overall, though, “disease activity is still quite high in the state,” health officer Kathy Lofy said. Watch the entire briefing here.

BEACH-FIRE BATTLE: The fire rings were removed from Alki, in hopes of discouraging gatherings, but now people are setting fires in the sand, and a special beach-cleaning vehicle was dispatched today.

CURBSIDE LIBRARY SERVICE: The King County Library System announced today that it’s adding the White Center Library to its curbside-service program starting next Wednesday.

GOT INFO? Email us at or phone us, text or voice, at 206-293-6302 – thank you!

4 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 7/29 roundup"

  • Stay well July 30, 2020 (11:27 am)

    WSB, would it be possible to get more information regarding how numbers get reported, average number of days of lag between actual date and day reported, or any further insights on reporting?

    Trying to make better sense of the variances from day to day recently, specifically with hospitalizations.  Some days less than 10 and yesterday 35 reported. Is there any way to determine how many days those 35 span over, or were they all admitted on one day, like the day before they were reported? Are some of these 35 attributed to a particular outbreak in an area, any connection found through contact tracing?

    Thanks for all you do in keeping us informed.

    • WSB July 30, 2020 (11:30 am)

      Sorry, but I don’t have the bandwidth. The county has a many-layers-deep website and that info may, or may not, be there somewhere. The trends are what matter, and we report the same set of stats every single night, even referring back to a week earlier.

      • Stay well July 30, 2020 (7:46 pm)

        Thanks WSB, I totally understand, and appreciate your reporting.

  • 22blades July 30, 2020 (2:17 pm)

    Well, here we are today… If the Coronavirus were a war, the entire city of Bellevue, Washington was decimated today; 148,000+ dead in the United States.

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