CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 11/18 roundup

Tonight’s local pandemic-related toplines:

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

*35,993 people have tested positive, 283 more than yesterday’s total

*834 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*2,903 people have been hospitalized, 13 more than yesterday’s total

*603,808 people have been tested, 3,473 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the four totals we track were 31,948/816/2,753/579.089.

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

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

COVID OUTBREAK: Providence Mount St. Vincent reports 19 cases and another death.

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.

NEED FOOD? Three holiday-food distribution events in West Seattle are now set for Saturday.

‘STAY HEALTHY BLOCKS’ EXTENDED: The city is extending this program until February, and inviting you to register your non-arterial block for a “Streetsgiving” event.

GOT INFO? Email us at or phone us, text or voice, at 206-293-6302 – thank you!

8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 11/18 roundup"

  • ACG November 18, 2020 (11:22 pm)

    Wow. Interesting that today’s positive test numbers were much lower, even with nearly 3x as many people being tested as compared with the last few days. 

    • Ice November 19, 2020 (7:55 am)

      The day-to-day numbers aren’t super reliable for a number of reasons. It’s better to compare to compare week-to-week numbers.

  • JJ November 19, 2020 (5:38 am)

    ACG- I wonder if it is simply a reporting fluke. (We have so many of them.) But really I hope we can get our infections under better control again. Give it some time to see if it is a real trend. I don’t wish this horrible, lingering, debilitating, awful, Russian Roulette of a disease on anyone. Keep your mask on.

  • Sun Devil November 19, 2020 (9:01 am)

    Please do not get tested if you not have symptoms. The sites are bogged down. Your desire to gather for Thanksgiving or travel are not as important as someone who has symptoms and really needs a test.

    • Vic November 19, 2020 (6:22 pm)

      A potential exposure to some one who tested positive would also be a valid reason to get tested. The testing site near Chief Sealth is easy to get into same day and results within 72 hours (but were actually viewable online the next day). Getting tested so you can attend a thanksgiving gathering is bogus though, agreed.

  • newnative November 19, 2020 (9:11 am)

    There are a variety of reasons asymptomatic people need to be tested. I got tested on Tuesday because my partner is sick and tested positive. Whether I am positive or negative determines how long I have to quarantine/self-isolate. If I were positive, I could end quarantine next week, but since I’m negative, i have to continue quarantine through the first week of December. It didn’t occur to me that people would be getting tested for travelling. That’s not even how it works. 

    • Sun Devil November 19, 2020 (9:30 am)

      Sorry Newnative, should have thrown in the “if you do not have symptoms or have not been exposed”.

    • Sun Devil November 19, 2020 (9:46 am)

      Sorry Newnative, I should have added “if you do not have symptoms or have not been exposed” to my first sentence.

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