CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 11/14 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

On the eve of new restrictions, here’s the latest on the pandemic:

GOVERNOR SPEAKS AT 11 AM: As announced tonight, he’ll be joined by the mayors of Seattle and Tacoma, and the King County Executive. The stream will be here, and we’ll feature it here too, with as-it-happens toplines.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: First, here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*33,995 people have tested positive, 627 more than yesterday’s total

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

*2,798 people have been hospitalized, 7 more than yesterday’s total

*592,199 people have been tested, 4,464 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 30,415/811/2,635/567,658.

WEST SEATTLE TREND: Here’s our weekly check of this stat, with numbers accessible in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the daily-summary dashboard, combining the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas.” As with the county in general, we’re continuing on a big upswing – in the past 2 weeks, 329 positive test results were reported; 103 in the 2 weeks before that; 59 in the two weeks before that.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 53.9 million people have tested positive, and more than 1,311,000 people have died; U.S. deaths have passed 245,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, France, Russia (same top three as last week, while #4 and #5 traded places). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

CLOSURES & REOPENINGS: We started the day with word of one more COVID-related restaurant/bar closure and within a few hours, there was word of four more – the list grew to Shadowland, Supreme, Can Bar, Pizzeria 22, Ma’ono. Meantime, two closures we’d reported earlier are over – Mashiko and Zeeks (WS) have reopened.

DONATION DRIVES TOMORROW: First, our weekly reminder – the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle is at California/Alaska every Sunday, by the Farmers’ Market entrance, 10 am-1:30 pm, collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. … Also tomorrow, socks and food will be collected outside Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds), 10 am-3 pm.

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11 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 11/14 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check"

  • Wsres November 14, 2020 (11:22 pm)

    I’m going back to wiping off amazon deliveries and being completed paranoid like I was in March. WS is blowing up!😷

    • Anne November 15, 2020 (7:24 am)

      Have to admit I had been doing that also-groceries too,  as we have -but had backed off on that in last month. The number of restaurants that had to close because of COVID -just in the last few days – is alarming . Back at it as of today. 

  • Alex November 15, 2020 (12:41 am)

    Are all those restaurant/bar folks going to the same post work location to drink or something? That’s a crazy amount of closures for one week. Scary!!

  • Ada November 15, 2020 (4:04 am)

    Wow that 4 week trend is a huge eye opener. 

  • Science Is Real November 15, 2020 (4:16 am)

    Huh, that’s weird…you open back up, people don’t wear masks and the virus spreads more. Idiocracy.

  • KT November 15, 2020 (5:40 am)

    Lots of unmasked people running and walking thru Lincoln Park yesterday.Please mask up.Thank you.

    • Matt P November 15, 2020 (9:46 am)

      My very pregnant wife wanted out of the house – we rarely leave except for prenatal appointments, so we drove down to Lowman Beach park in the rain near sunset thinking there would be no one else out and saw at least 10 people without masks walking around.  Everyone kept their distance, but it’s impossible to know when someone will walk up on you, so we left.  Everyone should wear a mask at all times when outside their own home.  It makes it much easier for everyone.

      • Bandana November 15, 2020 (10:42 am)

        Yes, people should mask up AND socially distance in public settings.

  • flimflam November 15, 2020 (6:29 am)

    i’m curious as to the rationale for waiting – Inslee couldn’t have thought it would magically clear up after his address. one more sunday of cheering, yelling, indoor seahawks fans seems like reason enough to have closed before the weekend.

  • anonyme November 15, 2020 (1:15 pm)

    This was my last Junction/Farmer’s Market shopping trip before going back into quarantine.  NO ONE was distancing.  No one.  I had to ask several people close enough to slap to step back.  None complied.  Maybe I should have slapped first, asked later?  Point is, nobody seems to care.

    • Just a thought November 16, 2020 (1:34 pm)

      Definitely a good idea to quit going to the market if you’re considering resorting to physical violence to feel safe.  It’s too bad people weren’t distancing properly to suit you, but assault doesn’t seem like the right answer.

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