CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 10/8 roundup

Our nightly pandemic-related roundup:

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

*23,586 people have tested positive, up 167 from yesterday’s total

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

*2,418 people have been hospitalized, up 8 from yesterday’s total

*467,086 people have been tested, up 10,264 from yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 22,560/758/2,378/441,609.

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 36.4 million cases worldwide, 7.6 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING: Gov. Inslee had another media briefing today, with announcements including an extension of the statewide eviction moratorium to the end of the year, and a new federal grant that’ll fund various business-supporting initiatives. He also urged everyone to “shop locally, shop small business.” You can watch the video here.

CITY HELP FOR IMMIGRANTS: One week from today, applications will open for a city program to provide financial assistance to immigrants who can’t access federal aid. The program is explained here.

NEED FOOD? Free emergency food boxes are available 2-5 pm tomorrow at Food Lifeline HQ (815 S. 96th) and Saturday afternoon at the Greater Seattle Filipino-American Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1:30-4 pm, 2620 SW Kenyon.

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

2 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 10/8 roundup"

  • Ellen October 9, 2020 (1:59 pm)

    We went from a little more than 1k tested to 10k tested in one 24-hour period? Is that accurate? 

    • WSB October 9, 2020 (2:42 pm)

      This is what the county reports day to day. There are probably anomalies and different schedules in how reports get to the county, so that’s why no particular day stands on its own. There’s a ton more data, charts, etc. on the daily summary page we always link.

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