A pandemic first tops tonight’s roundup:
SHUT DOWN: Duke’s on Alki is the first local restaurant closed by health authorities because of a COVID-19 outbreak. We reported on the first case June 27th, then a second June 30th. We had just reported last night on new guidance about businesses with outbreaks.
VOLUNTARY CLOSURE: Also this afternoon, Grillbird Teriyaki announced it was closing temporarily after an employee tested positive.
NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:
*11,319 people have tested positive, 113 more than yesterday
*598 people have died, 2 more than yesterday
*1,643 people have been hospitalized, 12 more than yesterday
*194,992 people have been tested, 3,127 more than yesterday
One week ago, the four totals were 10,356/589/1,600/171,737.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health page,.
WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.
NO NIGHT OUT: Southwest Precinct crime-prevention coordinator Jennifer Danner sent official word today that the block-party event in August will be anothe COVID cancellation this year.
YES, ART WALK: Some outdoor art will be part of the second-Thursday event this month – check the official website tomorrow!
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