CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 10/29 roundup

The latest pandemic-related local news and numbers:

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

*27,038 people have tested positive, up 221 from yesterday’s total

*803 people have died, unchanged from yesterday’s total

*2,565 people have been hospitalized, up 4 from yesterday’s total

*533,550 people have been tested, up 3,483 from yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 25,740/789/2,518/517,636.

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 45 million cases worldwide, 8.9 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

NEED FOOD? Free emergency food boxes are available again 2-5 pm tomorrow at Food Lifeline HQ (815 S. 96th).

CAN YOU GIVE? Highland Park Elementary PTA‘s donation drive will help kids and their families stay warm and fed through the tough winter ahead.

SCHOOL PLAYFIELDS/PLAY AREAS: Update from Seattle Public Schools:

At this time, use of SPS fields and play areas has only been approved for child care providers and other groups with permits and with health screening and safety protocols in place. Play areas and fields remain closed for public use due to limited staff resources to monitor all the playgrounds and play fields and ensure visitors are following health and safety protocols. We will keep families updated on any changes.

SAFER HALLOWEEN: Decorated homes you can admire while walking or driving by … no-contact trick-or-treat events/locations … check our West Seattle Halloween page for a safer holiday.

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

4 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 10/29 roundup"

  • flimflam October 30, 2020 (12:55 pm)

    looking at numbers on the state website, there are more cases now (by quite a bit) than when we were shutdown. why aren’t we shutdown? why is indoor dining allowed?

    • dsa October 30, 2020 (2:00 pm)

      If we were to get shut down again, it would not happen until after the election.  But look at the restaurant industry.  I hope as long as King County holds on near this level, we can stay open.

    • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy October 30, 2020 (4:03 pm)

      You need to look at hospitalization rates and death rates. Looking at infections and comparing then to pre-July is meaningless as most people couldn’t be tested. 

    • dsa October 30, 2020 (4:54 pm)

      We will see what happens after the election.

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