CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 8/30 roundup

Here’s what’s new as the virus crisis continues:

KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: First, the cumulative totals from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*19,554 people have tested positive, up 74 from yesterday’s total

*720 people have died, unchanged from yesterday’s total

*2,225 people have been hospitalized, up 1 from yesterday’s total

*360.776 people have been tested, up 5,342 from yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 18,678/708/2,155/339,194.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 25.2 million cases and more than 846,000 deaths – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.

FIRST FULL WEEK FOR NEW LOCAL TESTING SITE: Need to get tested? The city’s new site at Southwest Athletic Complex is now open 6 days a week, Mondays-Saturdays. Go here to make an appointment.

SCHOOL STARTS FRIDAY … for Seattle Public Schools, remotely. (This week we’ll be checking to see what independent schools are doing.)

2 1/2 MONTHS: That’s how long King County has been in Phase 2 – since June 19th. The state is not currently accepting any applications for advancing to the next phase.

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6 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 8/30 roundup"

  • Anonymous August 30, 2020 (10:57 pm)

    One of the least awful days in a while, but it’s probably a fluke.

    • JJ August 31, 2020 (9:02 am)

      Probably Sunday accounting.

    • me August 31, 2020 (9:49 am)

      It’s not a fluke, the pandemic is shrinking in our area, so we need to keep doing what we’re doing. If we continue to mask, wash, distance, etc. the pandemic will probably continue to shrink and even if we have a surge in the fall/winter it most likely won’t be as bad as it was last spring.

      • CAM August 31, 2020 (10:16 am)

        The state message from last week is that the numbers have plateaued in King County. We are not shrinking. There is a dip in the numbers every Sunday. It’s because there are less people working and doing the accounting and tracking of the numbers on the weekend. 

        • ME August 31, 2020 (5:04 pm)

          If you go to the King County Covid 19 data dashboards and click the Geography over time tab you can see that the numbers are definitely going down, also see the Key Indicators dashboard that was recently updated to show that the effective reproductive number is now .09 that’s the data that shows that it is shrinking for now.

  • me August 31, 2020 (6:38 pm)

    Oops I made a typo in my comment, it should be 0.9 not .09.

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