CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 12/12 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

Tonight’s pandemic toplines:

GOVERNOR MEDIA BRIEFING TOMORROW: Usually Gov. Inslee only has weekend briefings when there’s something big to announce. He’s having one at 11:30 am Sunday, according to an advisory we received tonight. The guest list suggests the spotlight topic:

The governor will be joined by:

Kathy Lofy, state health officer, Department of Health
Dr. John Dunn, COVID Vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup
Dr. Ed Marcuse, COVID Vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup
Michele Roberts, acting assistant secretary, Department of Health

You’ll be able to watch live via TVW.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*53,346 people have tested positive, 771 more than yesterday’s total

*935 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*3,617 people have been hospitalized, 29 more than yesterday’s total

*684,615 people have been tested, 6,395 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 47,255/894/3,370/650,890.

WEST SEATTLE TREND: Here’s our weekly check of this stat, with numbers shown in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the daily-summary dashboard, combining the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas.” For the past two weeks, 373 positive test results; 304 in the 2 weeks before that; 207 in the two weeks before that.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 71.6 million people have tested positive, and more than 1.6 million people have died; U.S. deaths have passed 297,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, Russia, France (same as last week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Mashiko has closed temporarily again after a staff member was exposed to a COVID-positive family member.

CITY EXPANDING FRESHBUCKS: Applications will open next month to bring 3,000 more families into the program.

DONATION DRIVE TOMORROW: 10 am-3 pm outside Alki UCC – holiday food, pet food, and socks.

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? or 206-293-6302, text/voice – thank you!

13 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 12/12 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check"

  • M December 13, 2020 (5:54 am)

    I know that I got an email from work last night (financial services industry) that starting Monday we return to full stay at home order. 

    • huh December 13, 2020 (12:05 pm)

      ?? Inslee made no mention of that at all

      • WSB December 13, 2020 (4:37 pm)

        Maybe M’s company decided to return to full stay-home but there is NO new government restriction. – TR

  • Dr. Nobody December 13, 2020 (9:16 am)

    Dr. Kathy Lofy (MD) is also a Dr…let’s ensure we don’t just give honorifics to men, and also give them to the women who have earned them. 

    • WSB December 13, 2020 (10:38 am)

      Sorry, this was a direct excerpt from the governor’s office advisory (if you are viewing on the web or main mobile format, blue-blocked text; if you are viewing in the other mobile, indented italics) – see the screenshot in our tweet from last night. Don’t know why they skipped it; it was included in this announcement we quoted last month.

    • flimflam December 13, 2020 (12:59 pm)

      so that’s what you are really concerned about here?

      • AMD December 13, 2020 (1:09 pm)

        There is a very big national conversation about this right now, because it’s a problem and has been for some time.  It may not be the only thing to be concerned about from the post, but it’s worth discussing.

      • CAM December 13, 2020 (2:58 pm)

        It’s not a frivolous request. Not attributing any intent by any party here but female academics and physicians are frequently misidentified and not given proper credit for their training and credentials when referenced in different sources. It occurs more frequently than for their male colleagues, and sometimes it is intentional. For example, you could review the disgusting hate speech a paper from NY chose to publish on this topic as “expert” opinion. 

  • wsres December 13, 2020 (9:32 am)

    The numbers are getting scary. We are isolating as much as possible. I am hoping the junction businesses make it through the Winter. We bought the holiday boxes- one of each- to help support them. If you have an income now, it is time to give donations to those in need. We need to help each other out.  Mask up, stay home and stay safe!

  • valvashon December 13, 2020 (10:10 am)

    TVW is also available free, OTA on KBTC 28.4.  It’s heavily compressed and you may need to adjust your aspect ratio, but it’s there.

  • Bandana December 13, 2020 (2:42 pm)

    Gov. Inslee said he had 2 pieces of good news. The first was the vaccine was in transit to Washington, but I didn’t hear what the second good news was.

    • heartless December 13, 2020 (3:45 pm)

      The second piece was that he didn’t have any more news.

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