CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 10/17 roundup

Here’s our nightly check-in with news and notes related to the virus crisis:

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

*24,992 people have tested positive, 219 more than yesterday’s total

*785 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*2,478 people have been hospitalized, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*501,711 people have been tested, 3,428 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 23,879/776/2,433/475,507.

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, combining the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas.” In the past 2 weeks, 48 positive test results were reported; 61 in the 2 weeks before that; 33 in the two weeks before that – so we have a downward trend going, after being on the upswing when we did the same check the last two Saturday nights.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 39.5 million people have tested positive, and more than 1,108,000 people have died; U.S. deaths have passed 219,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, Russia, Argentina (which passed Colombia this week to become #5). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

TOY DRIVE: The pandemic is going to make it a tough holiday season for many, so donation drives have started early. The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle is at California/Alaska every Sunday, by the Farmers’ Market entrance, continuing tomorrow, 10 am-1:30 pm, collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.

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8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 10/17 roundup"

  • Bandana October 17, 2020 (10:00 pm)

    219 new cases is a bad way to end a bad week of COVID case counts.

  • HS October 17, 2020 (10:56 pm)

    Well, I don’t know about everyone else but I am worn out.
    pooped, drained, kerfunkled, wiped, laid flat

    • NemosMom October 18, 2020 (8:28 am)

      Me too! 

  • Wsres October 18, 2020 (7:58 am)

    It seems that we have completely lost control of the virus… UW should not have allowed students to come back to campus and greek row should be fined.

    • CAM October 18, 2020 (3:13 pm)

      Last I looked UW had maybe 5-6 new cases a day from the greek row situation. This isn’t about UW or young people. This is about people everywhere of all ages letting their guard down and dropping the ball. My understanding is also that a lot of the growth in King County is coming from outside Seattle. 

      • WSB October 18, 2020 (3:35 pm)

        I looked up the city-only daily stat for Saturday – 56. Lower percentage of the cases than Seattle’s percentage of the county population.

  • seaweed October 19, 2020 (5:15 pm)


    • CAM October 19, 2020 (8:44 pm)

      Yes, let’s do talk about Sweden. And if we’re going there and you want to talk about letting people get sick to save the economy, let’s also talk about universal healthcare.

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