CORONAVIRUS: Monday 12/28 roundup

Ten months ago tonight, King County’s first COVID-19 case was announced. Here’s the latest:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the toplines of today’s daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health – the cumulative countywide totals:

*60,632 people have tested positive, 513 more than yesterday’s total

*1,056 people have died, 13 more than yesterday’s total

*4,066 people have been hospitalized, 26 more than yesterday’s total

*736,574 people have been tested, 9,233 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 58,107/993/3,893/717,680.


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

NOTIFICATION TOOL UPDATE: The WA Notify tool is now being used by 1.57 million people.

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8 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Monday 12/28 roundup"

  • HS December 29, 2020 (8:32 am)

    10 months… what a crappy-crazy year!

  • JJ December 29, 2020 (8:50 am)

    Anyone notified of exposure by the WA Notify tool? Do you know anyone who has? I was just wondering how it is working. The more people who set it up the more useful it could be.

    • heartless December 29, 2020 (3:10 pm)

      I’ve not been alerted, nor has anyone I’ve asked. 

      I am careful and don’t do social gatherings outside of a pod (I sound like a whale…), but I do have contact about once a week with 15-20 different individuals… 

      I worry that the notify tool needs a critical mass it has not reached in order to be successful.  

  • Flo B December 29, 2020 (12:55 pm)

    Out of curiosity went to Sealth yesterday to get a covid check. I’ve been laying low.  From the time i parked to the time i left was 16 minutes. They said it could take up to 48 hours but logged in this morning to find i was negative. The time they logged was 2:11am.

    • WSB December 29, 2020 (2:47 pm)

      Someone we know went to that site (Southwest Athletic Complex, not part of CSIHS but right across the street) and got their results back in 26 hours. Glad you’re OK.

  • West side Wanderer December 29, 2020 (2:02 pm)

    I would love to see a count along side of this as to how many people in King Co have gotten vaccinated.   Is this info anywhere? I really appreciate all you do, WSB, I come here first for information, and you never disappoint!

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