CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 10/3 roundup

On the President’s second night in the hospital with COVID-19, here’s what’ happening locally with the virus crisis:

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

*22,941 people have tested positive, 153 more than yesterday

*764 people have died, unchanged from yesterday

*2,395 people have been hospitalized, 13 more than yesterday

*449,170 people have been tested, 3,346 more than yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 22,000/758/2,353/428,983.

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 West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas.” In the past 2 weeks, 70 positive test results were reported; 36 in the 2 weeks before that; 54 in the two weeks before that – so we seem to be on an uptick, after last week’s check indicated plateauing.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 34.7 million people have tested positive, and more than 1,031,000 have died; U.S. deaths are just under 210,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, Russia, Colombia. See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

FOOD DRIVE: Local Cub Scouts are doing “Scouting for Food” door-to-door right now – if a hanger turned up on your doorknob and you can donate, they’ll be back next weekend to pick it up!

TOY DRIVE: The need is greater than ever this year because of the pandemic, so collection is starting early. The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle will be at California/Alaska every Sunday starting tomorrow, 10 am-1:30 pm, collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.

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2 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 10/3 roundup"

  • Jim October 4, 2020 (11:39 am)

    The virus is real! Some schools in a few districts who were going to open for Kindergarten and first graders have now changed their minds and are continuing on line schooling and NewYork schools have re- closed due to the increase of virus numbers in their city.   If people want to be able to send their children back to school in the Seattle School District, Kent School District, and other schools district then every one needs to wear a mask and wash hands and get the virus shot once it is available to the general public.

  • dsa October 4, 2020 (1:31 pm)

    King county’s rate is definitely on the rise, up about 50% as I see it.

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