CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 11/26 roundup

Even on this holiday, there’s pandemic news:

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

*42,103 people have tested positive, up 603 from yesterday’s total

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

*3,064 people have been hospitalized, up 9 from yesterday’s total

*624,846 people have been tested (this number still “frozen” while state resolves a results backlog)

One week ago, those totals were 36,797/834/2,901/608,055.

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 60.9 million cases worldwide, 12.8 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

COVID CLOSURE: Realfine Coffee in The Triangle announced this morning that an employee has tested positive: “We will be temporarily closing the West Seattle store until further notice so we can take the necessary steps to safely reopen.”

TESTING: The city’s West Seattle site (Southwest Athletic Complex parking lot, 2801 SW Thistle) reopens tomorrow.

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9 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 11/26 roundup"

  • psps November 26, 2020 (11:40 pm)

    I’m cringing at the thought of what these already-horrible numbers will be in 2 to 3 weeks. That’s when the true impact of everyone’s holiday behavior will reveal itself.

    • WSB November 26, 2020 (11:59 pm)

      Hold out a good thought. While we’ve seen the TV news clips of people at airports, I have an anecdotal observation: Usually our little street is clogged with cars from people’s relatives visiting on holidays like this. Today, nothing/no one but the usual residents…

  • waikikigirl November 27, 2020 (7:31 am)

    Yes our neighborhood too had  just the usual residents. BIG THUMBS UP TO YOU ALL!!!But we all know there were people who just HAD to get together and while they seem oblivious to this pandemic our sweet neighbor across the street who has lived here since the homes were built (1954) and lost her husband of 60 plus years a year ago sits alone thru this pandemic, this holiday and more than likely the next holiday and days to come because people  can not stop socializing!Us close neighbors go check on her, stand and talk and say hello to her from her front porch but this is not enough…can you imagine your Parent, your Grandparent being alone like this?

    • CAM November 27, 2020 (10:55 am)

      Keep in mind that some of the people you saw getting together may have had the ability to follow the governor’s directions for quarantining for the required period of time to know they weren’t at risk of being infected or spreading it. As you note, many people are struggling with isolation this year and I bet some of those people were willing to make sacrifices above and beyond the ones we’ve all been making the rest of the year for a short period to get to have this one day of joy. You’re right that some of the people that had gatherings yesterday were risky but you wouldn’t be able to distinguish who did or didn’t follow the rules from the outside. 

      • waikikigirl November 27, 2020 (12:30 pm)

        Cam I did not say I saw people getting together I said I bet there were  some(somewhere) but not in our neighborhood and I’m very happy of this.  What I was getting at is to those people that felt the need to get together who they are I do not know but they need to remember there are people who did not because those people they want this virus to get contained and gone and my heart goes to our 90 year old neighbor that has been alone these 8 plus months plus the months without her husband. 

      • trickycoolj November 27, 2020 (5:14 pm)

        I wont be able to see my 86 year old grandmother until the European borders open to Americans. I don’t have dual citizenship so the only way I can see my family abroad is for a birth, wedding or funeral.  The first two aren’t on the docket… I was going to visit this year after finishing grad school and I have no idea if I’ll get to see my grandma one more time. She’s my last living grandparent. I only take solace that her father lived into his mid-90s.  I just wish as a society Americans could get their collective sh-t together and make this less worse for everyone. 

        • waikikigirl November 27, 2020 (5:47 pm)

          TCoolj, I hope you get to see your Grandmother soon, I know this SUCKS big time to be away from your family like this…my Father in Law passed away in August and because of us both being in Essential jobs and this dam pandemic we could not go see him like we wanted to and he only lived in Edmonds!Same as you feel, come people get your sh-t together, we saw 4 younger adults in the Riteaid parking lot just today standing there hugging and talking of course with out masks on, was that OK???

  • JJ November 27, 2020 (9:31 am)

    Most of the old school Seattleites are pretty good at refraining from socializing. We are a collection of solitary fishermen and bachelor farmers at heart.

    • Lisab November 27, 2020 (10:01 am)

      Love it!

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