CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 11/10 roundup

A warning tops tonight’s pandemic-news roundup:

GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER, OR ELSE: State and local health authorities gathered online for a mid-afternoon briefing to all but beg people to stop flouting pandemic precautions, as case numbers are rising sharply. With Thanksgiving two weeks away, they especially emphasized avoiding gatherings. Our as-it-happened coverage has video and notes; here’s the state Health Department summary.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Meantime, here’s today’s daily summary from Public Health – the cumulative totals:

*31,576 people have tested positive, 332 more than yesterday’s total

*816 people have died, 4 more than yesterday’s total

*2,744 people have been hospitalized, 101 more than yesterday’s total++++

*575,514 people have been tested, 1,552 more than yesterday’s total

++++The dashboard page says this increase is because of a “data lag regarding hospitalizations over the past two weeks. … This change added 75 hospitalizations that were not previously counted. Many were from the past week, but some hospitalizations took place earlier.”

One week ago, the totals were 28,329/809/2,599/549,500.


NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 51.4 million cases worldwide, 10.2 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

HELPING: Today we featured two ways to help local food banks.

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10 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 11/10 roundup"

  • Yikes November 11, 2020 (8:28 am)

    That edit of hospitalizations is startling.

    • Phil November 11, 2020 (12:58 pm)

      There is similar backdating that occurs with the death numbers. Fortunately the state has done a decent job keeping the hospitalization numbers somewhat up to date so that we can see this increase in positive tests has not led to any increase in hospitalizations for out region. That’s a very welcome site, as we have stayed well below the goal of <80% hospital capacity since May.

      • CAM November 11, 2020 (1:36 pm)

        Phil, that’s not accurate. From the summary of the press conference linked above yesterday, “King County Public Health’s Dr. Jeff Duchin says, “We’re here because we’re worried.” He says the hospitalization rate in King County has gone up 30 percent in the past week.”

        • Phil November 11, 2020 (2:39 pm)

          Hmm. I guess I was looking at the statewide graph they have on Seattle Times daily roundup, which doesn’t separate by county. 

  • JJ November 11, 2020 (9:34 am)

    Thanks for the warning. Our family is canceling the holiday feast as a precaution. Perhaps we will Zoom dinner and share some stories instead. This has been like the longest Passover, the original Passover.

  • psps November 11, 2020 (11:26 am)

    Trend is hyperbolic yet we still have dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms, barber shops, tattoo parlors, etc.  How high does the pile of dead bodies have to get before this is taken seriously?  Does it depend on when all the parking spaces are occupied by refrigerated portable morgues?

  • Mj November 11, 2020 (4:19 pm)

    Pfizer has a very promising vaccine that may be available later this year for priority people.  Presuming it is by next spring most people should have access.

    psps there is no need to shut down again people can conduct phase 2 activities with appropriate precaution.  What is not needed is stupidity of having large groups getting together and the like.

    • waikikigirl November 11, 2020 (5:52 pm)

      @MJ, Like my office mate at work who comes in every Monday and says “how was your weekend” Oh good how was yours? “it was good, we all got together for so and so’s birthday or we all had a get together for Halloween”…  or, or… I say was that get together really necessary? “oh it’s OK its family and not family that live in the same household. Why do people not get it, this is not going to go away if we don’t refrain from these so called “get togethers”…

  • JJ November 11, 2020 (7:55 pm)

    Can you repost details of the convenient testing locations in tonight’s roundup? I’m hearing of more people just starting to develop symptoms, or colds, or allergies who will need a test very soon. I’m sure there are many others. It’s really impossible to tell the difference in many cases without testing.

    • WSB November 11, 2020 (8:44 pm)

      Absolutely. In the short run, the six-days-a-week testing site in West Seattle is on this page, along with a link to schedule a test:

      If you are a Franciscan or Neighborcare patient, those two have West Seattle testing too.

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