CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 9/5 roundup

In the midst of the end-of-summer holiday weekend, here are tonight’s virus-crisis notes:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*20,165 people have tested positive, 92 more than yesterday

*734 people have died, 2 more than yesterday

*2,259 people have been hospitalized, 10 more than yesterday

*379,793 people have been tested, 3,151 more than yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 19,480/720/2,224/355,434.

ANOTHER LOCAL DEATH: In today’s updates, 98126 reported its 15th death. The other four zip codes that are entirely or partly within West Seattle:

98136 – 3
98106 – 4
98116 – 6
98146 – 13

WEST SEATTLE TREND: Here’s our weekly check of this stat, with numbers accessible in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the daily-summary dashboard, checking the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas.” In the past 2 weeks, 44 positive test results were reported; same number in the 2 weeks before that; 89 in the two weeks before that. (Side note: The dashboard changes we mentioned last night include this page as well – you can also check by zip code, among other additions.)


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 26.8 million people have tested positive, and more than 879,000 have died. Most cases: U.S., Brazil, India, Russia, Peru (same top five as last week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

PARKS CLOSING EARLIER: Seattle Parks just changed closing time for “major parks” – including 3 in West Seattle – to 8 pm.

NEIGHBORHOOD INSPIRATION: Thanks again to everyone who sends stories of neighborhood cheer, more important than ever as so many of us continue staying close to home. Angela reports, “Some neighbors on 49th and hinds were passing out free ice cream and fruit bars just to celebrate Labor Day weekend. It was very nice and refreshing!”

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4 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 9/5 roundup"

  • Jamie September 6, 2020 (11:20 am)

    It’s shocking to see the 4-5x higher numbers in 98126 and 98146. Are there heavily impacted adult care facilities in these zip codes, or is this potentially caused by the higher risk of hospitalization and death that has been associated with lower income neighborhoods that struggle with access to health care and are also having to put themselves at risk by working in riskier jobs?

    • WSB September 6, 2020 (11:33 am)

      98126, as we’ve noted frequently, is among other things home to The Mount, which so far accounts for seven of those deaths. (The county website also lists long-term-care facilities with at least 5 deaths, and that’s the only one locally – the LTC page is updated weekly at – note that 98146 also stretches into Burien, and the Burien facility listed with 8 deaths is in that zip.)

      • Jamie September 6, 2020 (11:48 am)

        Thanks for the clarification Tracy. I also looked into the relative si,e of each zip. 98126 is home 23,596 people vs. 98136 which has only 14,770. Thus, the per-capita mortality seems to be about the same.

  • Al King September 6, 2020 (12:08 pm)

    WSB. Do you, or any one else know how many care places and nursing homes there are in 98116? I know that 1 death was in a care place-elderly with health issues.

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