CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 10/7 roundup

Here’s our nightly update with local/regional pandemic-related toplines:

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

*23,419 people have tested positive, 151 more than yesterday’s total

*774 people have died, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*2,410 people have been hospitalized, 17 more than yesterday

*456,822 people have been tested, 1,105 more than yesterday

One week ago, those totals (plus testing) were 22,400/758/2,374/437,985.

ANOTHER LOCAL DEATH: 98116 is now up to 7 deaths as of today. Checking on the other 4 zip codes that are entirely or partly within West Seattle:

-98136: 4
-98106: 4
-98126: 16
-98146: 17

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

LIBRARIES OPEN SOON? Though the governor’s new guidelines allow some indoor services, the Seattle Public Library says it’ll take a few weeks for them to figure out their plan.

NEED FOOD? Another food-box distribution is planned by the Greater Seattle Filipino-American SDA Church, 1:30-4 pm Saturday (October 10th), 2620 SW Kenyon.

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9 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 10/7 roundup"

  • Jennie October 8, 2020 (6:59 am)

    So we’re almost to 50 deaths in West Seattle, so very sad.

  • Al King October 8, 2020 (7:01 am)

    Is there a breakout as to where deaths occur in each zip code? I’m wondering how many are in care/nursing homes.  

  • n October 8, 2020 (10:09 am)

    151 positive tests on 1,105 tests.  Maybe the data changed but % wise this is FAR worse than our peak during summer when it was typically 150-190 cases on 4,000-5,000 tests.  

    • JJ October 8, 2020 (11:38 am)


    • rme October 8, 2020 (9:57 pm)

      I had the same thought but I wonder if fewer people are testing in general now/testing only if symptomatic. I know when testing was first widely available, people were much more eager to go. 

  • sgs October 8, 2020 (12:45 pm)

    That 14 day average for King County is ticking up.  Shoot.  Let’s keep the pressure on!

  • Stay well October 8, 2020 (2:01 pm)

    Also a spike in hospitalization counts today.

    17 additional people needing hospital beds, not good. Hopefully it’s an anomaly.

    Let’s keep an eye on these numbers, stay well everyone.

  • anonyme October 8, 2020 (3:54 pm)

    We should be tightening restrictions, not relaxing them.  Anyone know why the number for zip 98146 is so high?  Is it due to the high percentage of covidiots around here, or something else?

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