CORONAVIRUS: Monday 8/24 roundup

Here are tonight’s pandemic-related toplines:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here’s today’s daily summary from Public Health – the cumulative totals:

*18,824 people have tested positive, 146 more than yesterday’s total

*711 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*2,182 people have been hospitalized, 27 more than yesterday’s total

*343,578 people have been tested, 4,384 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 17,824/691/2,109/322,766.

ANOTHER AREA DEATH: 98146, part of which is in south West Seattle, just recorded its 12th death. For the record, here are the current totals for the other four zip codes that are all or partly within West Seattle:

98116 – 2
98136 – 3
98106 – 4
98126 – 14


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

FREE MASKS: Now available at Safeways around King County.

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY EXPANDS SERVICE: The pandemic is still keeping branches closed to the general public, but as of today, you can place new holds on material for curbside pickup at SPL branches where that’s offered. In West Seattle, that’s the High Point branch (3411 SW Raymond), noon-6 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays – more info here.

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MEAL-DELIVERY CHANGE: Weekday meal delivery via school bus is down to just one route in West Seattle.

SURVEY: What do you think about pandemic-era online recreation programming? Seattle Parks wants to know.

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5 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Monday 8/24 roundup"

  • ARPigeonPoint August 24, 2020 (10:01 pm)

    I keep waiting for the King County numbers to go down and they just don’t. 27 more people hospitalized since yesterday? This is heartbreaking. 

    • me August 25, 2020 (12:44 am)

      They are going down! Overall cases peaked in July and now they are slowly going down, hopefully the downward trend will continue, I think it will. A lot of hospitalizations today but the risk of being hospitalized is going down as well. 

      • trickycoolj August 25, 2020 (8:32 am)

        I have no faith that people will not party over Labor Day weekend just like Mothers Day, Memorial Day, Fathers Day, and 4th of July. We have finally gone long enough without a holiday to turn the curve but here comes another holiday weekend. Also saw a very crowded funeral in progress at Forest Lawn yesterday. People just won’t listen and heed the advice to stay away from each other. 

  • Bill August 25, 2020 (7:39 pm)

    Does anyone know if the cases in 98146 and 98126 are centered mostly around individual locations (eg assisted living facilities)?

    • Ws August 25, 2020 (8:16 pm)

      There is a large scale outbreak at a nursing home in 98146, over 70 cases between staff and residents. 

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