CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 8/6 roundup

“This virus is still with us,” reminded the governor in a media briefing today, in case you’ve forgotten. Now, tonight’s toplines:

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

*16,138 people have tested positive, up 192 from yesterday

*663 people have died, up 6 from yesterday

*2,006 people have been hospitalized, up 14 from yesterday

*318,926 people have been tested, up 6,758 from yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 15,039/647/1,946/256,588.

ONE MORE LOCAL DEATH: 98136 has long been the only West Seattle zip code with just 1 reported COVID-19 death. Now, the county map shows a second.

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 19 million cases worldwide, and the U.S. is at almost 4.9 million. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

LONG-TERM-CARE FACILITIES: These were the focus of Gov. Inslee’s media briefing today; see it here. He announced a new plan for these facilities, including visitation rules – here’s the summary.

TESTING FRIDAY, NEW HOURS: The weekly South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) COVID-19 testing starts earlier as of tomorrow – 7 am to 1 pm Fridays.

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

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

1 Reply to "CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 8/6 roundup"

  • PantonyaB August 7, 2020 (9:19 pm)

    I am wondering if anyone can tell me if the case numbers reported are all only new cases of Covid? It occurred to me that some positive cases continue to get tested until their results are negative. Does this add to total positive case count?

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