CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 11/11 roundup

Tonight’s local pandemic-related toplines:

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

*31,948 people have tested positive, 372 more than yesterday’s total

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

*2,753 people have been hospitalized, 9 more than yesterday’s total

*579.089 people have been tested, 3,575 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the four totals we track were 28,948/809/2,621/550,631.

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

COVID CLOSURES: Two more local restaurants are temporarily closed as of today after positive COVID-19 tests: Zeeks Pizza told its West Seattle staff that an employee had tested positive; Haymaker said its West Seattle and Eastlake locations are both closed after a staff member’s positive test.

NEED TESTING? West Seattle has one of the major citywide free testing sites, in the Southwest Athletic Complex parking lot at 2801 SW Thistle, open 8:45-5:30 Mondays through Saturdays. Go here to get an appointment.

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6 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 11/11 roundup"

  • TJC November 12, 2020 (8:26 am)

    Is there a typo on number of deaths? The 11/10 roundup had the number as 816. Appreciate the work you do in keeping us informed.

    • WSB November 12, 2020 (8:51 am)

      Fixed. The ‘unchanged’ part was correct.

  • WSB November 12, 2020 (9:21 am)

    Update since we published this … the governor’s office sent a media advisory that he (with wife Trudi Inslee) will be addressing the state (as opposed to having a briefing) at 5:30 pm tonight. We’ll have this in a very busy daily preview list in about half an hour, and will of course carry it here. Stream link:

  • JJ November 12, 2020 (11:01 am)

    What we have seen so far were the initial skirmishes with this virus. The heart of the war has now come to us. Our neighborhood has been invaded with disease, not just the edges, the elderly, and the “essential”, but we all are now on the front lines. Please ready your masks and soap. Hold the line at your home, your fortress, your outpost. Tend to those wounded by virus with deliveries of hot soup and pulse oximeters. Deploy testing liberally. We are all depending on a people’s uprising of fortitude and prudence and love. We cannot allow yahoos with spittle mouths and semiautomatic weapons succeed in their traitorous mission to destroy the health and safety of our community by promoting spread of disease. I used to feel that voicing such obvious truths such as death and disease is bad and health and life in abundance is good was unnecessary, but such spells of deception have been cast that the plain truth must be spoken. A virus is a treacherous thing, invisible to the eye, lingering in still air, mercurial, breeding in some without a trace, and bringing others to ruin, or to their graves, but we are more capable than a mindless virus. Every person must deploy the weapons available to them, masks and soap, and distance and hold the line until the heavy artillery of vaccination can be deployed. We are getting closer and closer to the end. Hold your line West Seattle, because we are worth fighting for.

  • Stay well November 12, 2020 (3:46 pm)

    I think we all need to recommit to our efforts to stay well. Let’s listen to our leaders and health experts, follow guidance, and rally together to get through this holiday season.

    It might be a good time for people to re-evaluate and upgrade their masks.  The latest I’ve heard is that tightly woven, multi layer, cotton masks that fit well and provide nose and mouth coverage, is what is recommended for the public.Masks with valves do not protect others around you, and bandanas and neck gators, while better than nothing, are not very adequate.  Please upgrade your masks!

    Also fyi, the CDC is now saying that masks do also protect the wearer to some degree from catching the virus. So wear a mask for others, and, for yourself!

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