CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 8/8 roundup

On the second Saturday night of August, here are tonight’s virus-crisis toplines:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard – but with a caveat from the county, “Negative test results from 8/6-8/7 are not accurately reflected in this update; data will be corrected over the next day”:

*16,472 people have tested positive, 200 more than yesterday

*675 people have died, 5 more than yesterday

*2,025 people have been hospitalized, 7 more than yesterday

*322,412 people have been tested, 606 more than yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 15,399/649/1,957/298,173.

ANOTHER LOCAL DEATH: One of the newly reported deaths is in the 98146 zip code – part of which is in West Seattle; 98146 now has 9 deaths.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 19.6 million people have tested positive, and more than 726,000 have died. Most cases: U.S., Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa – same as the past 3 weeks. See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

DONATION DRIVE TOMORROW: Reminder – 10 am-3 pm Sunday, food and more will be collected outside Alki UCC. The announcement:

Collections will be taken outside our building at 6115 SW Hinds; social distancing observed

Feeding hungry kids is our focus this summer. In addition to regular contributions of non-perishable food and other items, special requests include fruit cups and rollups, Gogurt, peanut butter and jelly, protein bars, mac and cheese, cereal, noodles and pasta sauce.

Toilet paper, diapers (all sizes), Similac formula, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and baby wipes are always welcome.

Donations are distributed through the White Center Food Bank.

SAFE SOCIALIZING: Public Health Insider breaks down the rules.

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

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

  • lowe August 9, 2020 (5:08 am)


  • anonyme August 9, 2020 (7:13 am)

    I wish I had a better idea of where in the 98146 zip code the deaths had occurred.  I’m in the Arbor Heights section of the zip and have encountered multiple Covidiots.  I’ve also noticed that anti-mask seems to go along with anti-leash and other forms of anti-social derangement.

    • Smittytheclown August 9, 2020 (12:55 pm)

      Curious where you run into these “covidiots”?  I live in 98116 and other than outside on walks (Where it’s easy to stay 6 feet apart) I see masks all the time.  I have yet to shop and see anyone unmasked.  Just curious.

  • Zip August 9, 2020 (1:40 pm)

    98146white center area maybe, it was on the news white center has a lot of positive virus results 

  • Ltc August 9, 2020 (5:19 pm)

    I know of a Covid related death in 98146. She also was very aged and otherwise compromised,  was living in a nursing home which is experiencing an outbreak and during blanket testing came up positive but had no symptoms. 

  • flimflam August 9, 2020 (6:10 pm)

    the daily positive cases are seemingly pretty high – how does this correspond percentage-wise to number of tests given? forgive me if i haven’t delved into the links, just wondering.

  • K August 9, 2020 (7:17 pm)

    They cancelled two days of alli community center camp last week because someone tested positive. I didn’t hear about this on the news though.

    • WSB August 9, 2020 (7:28 pm)

      What community center? If it’s in West Seattle, we would have reported it if we had known about it. Any announcement you received, please consider emailing us ( – thank you.

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