CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 8/29 roundup

As we start the seventh (local) month of the pandemic, here are tonight’s virus-crisis notes:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*19,480 people have tested positive, 119 more than yesterday

*720 people have died, 1 more than yesterday

*2,224 people have been hospitalized, 1 more than yesterday

*355,434 people have been tested, 721 more than yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 18,570/708/2,150/338,397.

WEST SEATTLE TREND: Here’s our weekly check of this stat, with numbers accessible in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the daily-summary dashboard, checking the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas.” In the past 2 weeks, 42 positive test results were reported; in the 2 weeks before that, 62; in the two weeks before that, 115.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 24.9 million people have tested positive, and more than 841,000 have died. Most cases: U.S., Brazil, India, Russia, Peru (which just passed South Africa to take over #5). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

IF YOU CAN HELP … many are in need, and tomorrow’s donation drive is one way to help them.

NEIGHBORHOOD INSPIRATION: Seen in a Gatewood planting strip that holds stepping stones with varying chalked messages:

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? or 206-293-6302, text/voice – thank you!

9 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 8/29 roundup"

  • Jamie August 30, 2020 (11:04 am)

    Thanks for the on-going reporting of COVID-19 stats. It’s great to see that West Seattle is trending in the right direction!

  • Seattlite August 30, 2020 (12:39 pm)

    In case you have not read or heard about the latest report from the CDC:

    “SHOCK REPORT: This Week CDC Quietly Updated COVID-19 Numbers – Only 9,210 Americans Died From COVID-19 Alone – Rest Had Different Other Serious Illnesses,” By Jim Hoft…8/29/2020

    • WSB August 30, 2020 (1:30 pm)

      Oh please. Links are OK if you cite them from actual reputable news sources. I had to go looking for “Jim Hoft,” and one of the few citations I could find was from a media watchdog group referring to him – in April! – as a “coronavirus conspiracy theorist.” Actual reports about this CDC stat: Six percent of people who died from COVID-19 did not have another medical condition. That would be absolutely no surprise, as since the beginning, it’s been pointed out that people with underlying medical conditions – diabetes, high blood pressure, other things that affect a large # of Americans – are more susceptible. – TR

      • Marieka Freestar August 30, 2020 (4:38 pm)

        Thank you Tracy.

      • Seattlite August 30, 2020 (4:59 pm)

        TR…The shocking “surprise” is that the entire approach to the CV19 has been backwards from the start. It was known from early on that the CV19 affected  seniors with underlying health conditions as well as those of any age with underlying health conditions which equated to approx 2% of the population.The USA should have never been shutdown for 2% of  the vulnerable population of any age  with underlying health conditions.  Instead all PPE and medical equipment should have been focused on nursing homes, hospitals, and anyone living with a vulnerable person for the highest safety precautions, not 98% of the healthy population. The 2% needed to take responsibility for their safety just as they do during the flu season, which there are many bad flu seasons.Looking at it in figures:  There are approximately 330 Million people in the USA. 2% of 330 Million is 6, 600,000.   98% of 330 Million is 323, 400,000.  These figures hit home for the millions of people who lost jobs, businesses, school years. There is no common sense reason for the continued shutdown of WA State’s businesses, schools or mask-wearing  for 98% of the population based on the CDC’s figures and information. In fact, more and more information is coming out about people being depressed, turning to drugs, alcohol due to loss of income, their normal lives, their normal routines.  FYI…There are a lot of biased “Media Watchdog” groups that I also take with a grain of salt.

        • WSB August 30, 2020 (6:17 pm)

          We have had this discussion repeatedly here. For one, the underlying conditions which put people at higher risk are VASTLY more common than 2 percent. (Link added: Try FORTY percent.) Look up stats for diabetes and high blood pressure, let alone the rest. – TR

          • Cuppa August 31, 2020 (8:10 am)

            Thank you, WSB.Also not sure how some people have seemingly missed all the reports of people who have died from covid who were reported as previously healthy and had no underlying medical conditions, including younger folks (youth – middle aged).Covid-19 is not just an illness of the elderly or more obviously medically vulnerable, and it isn’t possible to just isolate and protect all ‘vulnerable’ individuals.A big failure in the handling of this pandemic was in not taking it seriously at the start and not being more swift and strong in measures to mitigate the spread. If masks and closures had happened sooner and remained in place until good management strategies and more long-sighted vision could be implemented, many lives could have been spared.And more lives could still be spared if leaders would demonstrate more soberness and responsibility and wear a mask and encourage their supporters to wear masks as well. Other countries have been more successful in mitigating spread by coming together with these strategies, rather than somehow politicizing and being divisive over scientific recommendations.

    • psps August 30, 2020 (6:49 pm)

      By that logic, zero people ever died from AIDS. They all had “underlying conditions” that their immune system became unable to eradicate. See? Problem magically gone!

      This is one of the latest new canards from the MAGA crowd (or the russian bot farms.)

  • JJ August 30, 2020 (8:18 pm)

    No one ever dies of any cause but multi-system organ failure. Look, all other problems are just nothing to worry about. Everything’s solved.

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