CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 11/1 roundup

Here are tonight’s pandemic notes, as November begins:

KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: As with most nights, we start with the cumulative totals from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*27,967 people have tested positive, up 210 from yesterday’s total

*804 people have died, unchanged since Friday

*2,582 people have been hospitalized, up 5 from yesterday’s total

*545,102 people have been tested, up 7,586 from yesterday’s total

One week ago, the King County totals were 26,341/789/2,537/529,204.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 46.5 million cases and 1.2 million deaths – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Skipping the market because of the pandemic? Market managers have sent a reminder that you can shop online and pick up your items – prepaid – on Sundays, one quick stop away from the crowd, at the north end of the block.

TELL YOUR PANDEMIC STORY: Another reminder tonight – the Southwest Seattle Historical Society still wants your pandemic diary entry, to help tell the story for future generations, of what life is like right now.

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT? OR? or 206-293-6302, text/voice – thank you!

2 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 11/1 roundup"

  • anonyme November 2, 2020 (9:39 am)

    The “crowd” is indeed becoming a problem in the market.  Distancing is not being observed at all, and people are ignoring the spaced waiting spots and just barging up on top of you as you are being waited on, exhibiting not just ignorance but rudeness.  Shopping the market online is difficult for a number of reasons, not least of which are the wholly inadequate product listings by the vendors.  The market is just not being managed very well at this point, which is a shame.  The same thing has happened in grocery stores.  Guess it’s time to go back into a hunker-down mode and order strictly by delivery (which means really crappy produce).  Shopping for food has become ridiculously complicated, not to mention nearly getting beaten up for asking a young couple to mask in a crowded area.  I won’t be shopping in the market/Junction again without pepper spray (at least).  Where’s the escape hatch?

  • DBurns November 2, 2020 (7:32 pm)

    I don’t have feedback on the market but I’ve been getting EXCELLENT produce at Duane’s lately and they are SUPER STRICT about social distancing and masks. They’ve always had great customer service and produce so no surprise they’re doing it right. 

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