CORONAVIRUS: Friday 11/6 roundup

36 weeks now since the Friday night announcement that King County had its first case of COVID-19. Here’s where we are now:

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

*29,997 people have tested positive, 532 more than yesterday’s total

*811 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*2,633 people have been hospitalized, 4 more than yesterday’s total

*564,082 people have been tested, 5,288 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 27,423/804/2,573/537,331.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 49.2 million cases, 1,242,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

WHO’S GETTING IT? In her weekly newsletter circulated today, West Seattle/South Park City Councilmember Lisa Herbold pointed this out from the latest statewide situation report:

On top of being widely distributed geographically, case counts in western Washington have been increasing in all age groups since mid-September. This suggests that no single transmission route is driving rising trends, and the COVID-19 burden is widely dispersed across the population. Growth in cases is particularly pronounced in the 25 to 39 and 40 to 59 age groups.

Also in her newsletter:

If you or anyone you know is struggling to manage stress from COVID-19, call the Washington Listens support line at 1-833-681-0211. Call 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

NEED TESTING? Our weekly reminder – the city-operated testing site in West Seattle – south side of the Southwest Athletic Complex parking lot (2801 SW Thistle) – is open Saturdays (as well as weekdays). Go here to choose an appointment time before you go.

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

13 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Friday 11/6 roundup"

  • Bandana November 6, 2020 (10:39 pm)

    For the past 3 days, King County has averaged more than 500 new cases per day.  Truly shocking.

  • psps November 6, 2020 (11:02 pm)

    Yikes! We’re on an exponential path worse than ever now. And it will be at least nine weeks before there’s any hope of a proper federal response to this: another lock down (only a proper one this time) PLUS direct federal payments on a regular basis to all families to sustain them. Unfortunately, the deranged tantrum in charge until then will stymie everything and try to burn the place down out of sheer spite guaranteeing much more otherwise-avoidable death and suffering.

    • Brian November 7, 2020 (1:35 pm)

      Don’t hope for Biden to save us either. McConnell isn’t letting through the senate and I doubt any effort will even be made by the dems to get anything in front of him. 

  • ScubaFrog November 7, 2020 (12:00 am)

    532 more cases… Gosh.  We’ll have to shut down the state soon (hopefully the nation when Biden’s nominated) and pass a law regulating masks.  Sadly so many con judges/scotus, the trumpists will file lawsuit after lawsuit to keep covid cooking and to thward Biden in everything.  You’d think after losing 2 red states they’d learn their lesson – NOPE.  We’re almost at 240k deaths.  We’ve just beaten the world record for cases, in the US alone.  The GOP is thoroughly pro-covid, their record is awful re this illness. We’ll be doubling the cases/deaths in no time without some serious legislation/action.  Trump’s reaction?  “We won’t be taking anymore action against covid” per his ultra-stupid her immunity plan:  70% of the US would have to have Covid immunity through infection by that point, and by then a million+ Americans would be dead.

    • Buddy November 7, 2020 (6:39 am)

      Well, some people say The United States is number 1 and it appears I guess we continue to live up to that image, since at times The United States is number 1 when it comes to COVID-19!

  • anonyme November 7, 2020 (6:21 am)

    Resistance to mask-wearing is widespread among the groups with the largest increases.  A few weeks ago I asked a young couple in their late 20’s to put on masks in a crowded area of the Junction.  They had come up to within two feet of me.  The guy exploded, called me every expletive in the book, and threatened to beat me up and spit on me.  I’m 70.  I’ll be going back into quarantine soon, but meanwhile, I’ll be carrying pepper spray if I have to go to the Junction.

  • James November 7, 2020 (7:04 am)

    Our neighbor is a doctor who pointed out to us we are still in the first wave of COVID-19. Until we reach a rate of infection equivalent to zero, we’re just experiencing surge after surge. Now we have our biggest surge yet. The belief that this coronavirus is just another flu, or that bad things happen to bad people therefore good people don’t have to live their lives in fear, is what will further extend this first wave. Anyone can get infected and/or possibly die from COVID-19. Wearing a mask is the very least we can do to help reduce rate of infection. Willful ignorance and selfishness are, sadly, universal traits.

    • Billy bob November 7, 2020 (8:45 am)

      I don’t think it will be ever possible to reach the rate of infection equivalent to zero in the life time of a infant who will be born in the year 2020!!The life people have been able to live is now over with! It is like we are living in the worse nightmare of a sci movie and it doesn’t have a happy ending for people who live on planet earth. 

  • TJ November 7, 2020 (7:51 am)

    So the answer is a “lockdown”? The current adminstration was going to give what the democrats wanted to individuals and families btw. The democrats also want handouts to state and cities too though which is a joke.  Hide our way through this? No thanks. The reason that isnt a real possibility anymore is most parts of the country are tired of covid. That’s just not me saying that. The constant pessimist responses over anything positive is a drag to manyboeople now. Herd immunity? “Won’t work”. Can’t get it again? “Yes you can”. And the magical vaccine that is supposed to open us back up fully? Well now there are rumblings already that we will need to wait and see it’s effectiveness on a large scale and also the worry this is changing strains. It seems like all we here is “it’s going to get worse”. 

    • Brian November 7, 2020 (1:38 pm)

      Dude, “herd immunity” is a concept doctors use when they talk about widely dispensing a vaccine to a population. It doesn’t mean to let everyone get the virus and let it run rampant. Try learning what you’re talking about before you type out your thoughts. 

  • Smittytheclown November 7, 2020 (8:31 am)

     Not defending our response, but it’s surging worldwide whether you’re in a country that did it “right” or not.  We have six times the population of France but double daily cases.  Only Asia and Oceana seem to have this beat, and they have some distinct advantages (no borders, etc).    

    • ScubaFrog November 7, 2020 (12:31 pm)

      America’s broken the world record on Covid cases.  So no, the world actually did it right (even countries with billions of citizens).  Trump failed remarkably @ COVID.

  • anonyme November 7, 2020 (9:49 am)

    The virus doesn’t care if you’re tired of it or not, nor does it care what conspiracy theory you abide by. It is not your ‘right’ to endanger the lives of others, and not wearing a mask does just that. The term “mandatory” should have a penalty attached to it, otherwise it is meaningless.

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