CORONAVIRUS: Friday 11/27 roundup

39 weeks now since the Friday night announcement of the first King County case of COVID-19 – here’s the latest:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily summary:

*42,903 people have tested positive, 800 more than yesterday’s total

*853 people have died, unchanged since Wednesday

*3,129 people have been hospitalized, 65 more than yesterday’s total

*65,644 people have been tested (the county still says this number is “frozen” but we note it’s 798 more than yesterday)

One week ago, those totals were 37,435/835/2,914/612,290.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 61.6 million cases, 1,442,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

DONATION DRIVE SATURDAY: If you can give, here’s an opportunity:

West Seattle YMCA Pajama & Toy Drive

Join us for a drive-thru pajama & toy drive on Saturday, November 28, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at the West Seattle Y [36th/Snoqualmie] to support Y families this holiday season. We are looking for warm pajamas, sizes 5T through size 16, and unwrapped toys. A few favorites include Legos, art kits, board games, Paw Patrol, Hot Wheels, and all kinds of balls. If you are not able to join us for the drive-thru, please see our online wish list.

GOT INFO OR PHOTOS? or text/voice 206-293-6302 – thank you!

4 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Friday 11/27 roundup"

  • Stay well November 28, 2020 (5:31 am)

    ‘OLYMPIA – COVID-19 hospital occupancy is rapidly increasing throughout Washington as the state continues to experience exponential growth in new cases. We are seeing alarming increases in the number of COVID-19 patients in our hospitals as well as the number hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds—critical capacity needed to treat severe COVID-19 cases as well as other patients with serious conditions.’

    …‘The dashboard shows that the number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients in our hospitals doubled from 471 on November 1st to 932 on November 23rd. In addition, the number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients in our ICUs increased about 75% from 124 on November 1st to 214 on November 23rd. If this doubling rate continues, we may have over 1800 COVID-19 patients in our hospitals by mid-December.’

    …“This situation is extraordinarily urgent, and we need everyone in Washington state to take action now to stop the spread of COVID-19 before our hospitals and frontline healthcare workers are overwhelmed,” said State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy. “I am extremely concerned about the current exponential growth of COVID-19 cases. We must all re-commit to flatten the curve now.”

    It is clear that we have not been succeeding recently at managing the spread with current guidelines and restrictions. I do not want to be under another stay at home order, but it seems the right thing to do at this time, and I hope Inslee responds swiftly.

    I recommend people prepare to be home more again, starting now. Order those books you’ve been wanting to read.

    Be careful and stay well WS and Vashon neighbors. Mask up more than ever, keep distance, and keep moving. Let’s help keep one another safe and out of the hospital!

  • Just wondering November 28, 2020 (12:41 pm)

    Will the Y be collecting next Saturday?

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