CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 8/4 roundup

Tonight would have been Night Out in hundreds of local neighborhoods, if not for the pandemic. So here are the Not-Night-Out toplines:

KING COUNTY’S NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*15,779 people have tested positive, up 145 from yesterday’s total

*657 people have died, up 1 from yesterday’s total

*1,984 people have been hospitalized, up 1 from yesterday’s total

*307,450 people have been tested, up 3,208 from yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 14,729/644/1,900/280,150.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: Find them here.


How many people have been infected with COVID-19 in King County? Who is more likely to be infected and how severe are their symptoms? And are there common risk factors we can identify among people who became infected so we can reduce risk Public health officials are hunting for answers to these questions and more with a new study. About 5,000 randomly selected households from across King County will be receiving postcards in early August 2020 from Public Health – Seattle & King County, asking them to volunteer to have a few drops of blood taken from a finger. This is known as a seroprevalence study (“sero” referring to the blood). Participants will also answer a confidential questionnaire that will help understand the spread and severity of disease. Taken together, information from the study will ultimately help to save lives. There is also a statewide seroprevalence study this summer being conducted by UW Medicine in partnership with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. There is also a national study that will follow a similar process for a study of people in all states. Read more about antibody testing and the King County study at this Public Health Insider blog post.

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4 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 8/4 roundup"

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy August 4, 2020 (11:50 pm)

    I’d prefer 0. After 0 I’d prefer what I vaguely remember as 50-60 new cases during phase 1. But honestly with things open and with irresponsible behavior of summer / summer tourists and more testing, 150 is less bad than I feared. Bring on the foul weather (really I’m just tired of semi lockdown hot…) And hopefully even with businesses open we can get down to sub 50 new daily county again by fall/winter. 

    • Bandana August 5, 2020 (6:02 am)

      Looking at the statewide numbers, the total cases will likely surpass 60,000 when Wednesday’s numbers are reported. 

  • 22blades August 5, 2020 (1:31 am)

    The United States of America’s bar is appallingly low. Our testing rates & system is a train wreck. Both of Tokyo’s airports are testing all international arriving passengers with results in under an hour.

  • Sam August 5, 2020 (9:05 am)

    If our government would have issued a lockdown earlier and required everyone to wear masks earlier then maybe not so many people would have died in Washington state. Also, all schools should have closed much sooner than they did! Some people in our government  and in the United States didn’t take the virus seriously when it first appeared and are still not taking it seriously and because of this it has spread like wild fire.

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