CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 8/27 roundup

The sixth month of the pandemic ends with these toplines:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*19,177 people have tested positive, up 128 from yesterday

*717 people have died, up 2 from yesterday

*2,222 people have been hospitalized, up 18 from yesterday

*349,291 people have been tested, up 1,637 from yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 18,313/703/2,132/330,224.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health page,.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 24.4 million cases worldwide, and the U.S. has almost a fourth of them, at 5.8 million. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

NEW WEST SEATTLE TESTING SITE: Tomorrow’s the first day of scheduled testing in the Southwest Athletic Complex lot. You can get an appointment by going here.

NEED FOOD? Also tomorrow, 2-5 pm, free boxes of food are available at Food Lifeline (815 S. 96th).

GOT PHOTOS/TIPS? 206-293-6302, text or voice, or – thank you!

4 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 8/27 roundup"

  • Stay Safe August 28, 2020 (8:39 am)

    A PSA to our neighbors who are members of 24 Hour Fitness:

    A positive case of COVID-19 — which was likely contracted while working out (with a mask) at the Westwood Village location during one of three visits last week — was reported to 24 Hour Fitness immediately upon receiving a positive result on Tuesday (8/25). As 24 Hour Fitness has not, to my knowledge, alerted members, I hope this information helps to inform members of possible exposure.

    Testing options:

    King County


  • AdmiralE August 28, 2020 (10:00 am)

    Do you know why King County is not updating the “Key Indicators” page as frequently as in the past? Before it was every Wednesday, then they changed it to “every Thursday” but missed yesterday.

    • WSB August 28, 2020 (10:26 am)

      Various government entities have been pulling back on frequencies of different kinds of reports for some time now. For example, the county used to issue a daily news release with case counts plus some other info, then it went to twice weekly, now “as warranted.” The state just sent an announcement that it will no longer post daily death count updates – just Monday-Friday. I expect this is more a personnel thing, after 6 months of 7-day-a-week updates. I don’t know yet if King County is going to follow suit … TR

  • Sam August 28, 2020 (1:21 pm)

    Ask Trump he is the reason why various government entities are pulling back on reporting.

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