CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 12/3 roundup

Here’s the latest pandemic news:

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

*46,173 people have tested positive, up 362 from yesterday’s total

*886 people have died, up 8 from yesterday’s total

*3,305 people have been hospitalized, up 58 from yesterday’s total

*628,862 people have been tested (this number still described as “frozen” – though it’s grown.a bit daily – while state resolves a results backlog – could get caught up tomorrow)

One week ago, those totals were 42,103/853/3,064/624,846.

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

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 65.2 million cases worldwide, 14.1 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

COVID CLOSURE: El Chupacabra on Alki says an employee tested positive, so it is temporarily closed.

VACCINE PLAN UPDATE: From the state Health Department:

DOH is hopeful we will have a vaccine to begin administering by mid-December. The federal government has given us an estimate of 62,400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for our initial allocation. They have also told us we should receive an estimated total of around 200,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of December. Regular weekly shipments should begin in January. Read the full news release here.

QUARANTINE GUIDELINES: Also from the DOH today – our state is adopting the new CDC quarantine guidelines.

HELPING: That’s what this traveling neon sign – seen in The Junction today – is about.

GOT PHOTOS/TIPS? 206-293-6302, text or voice, or – thank you!

7 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 12/3 roundup"

  • Stay well December 4, 2020 (7:03 am)

    Is there anything we can do as a community, to better help support essential medical workers, during this oncoming surge of hospitalizations?

    I hope city and state leaders are doing everything possible to help get hospitals the needed tools and resources.

    Thank you to all of you on the front lines of caring for those who are sick and working so hard to save lives. I know this has to be so hard. You’re in our thoughts and so appreciated.

    • Tracey December 4, 2020 (8:27 pm)

      Thanks for asking Stay Well.  As a healthcare worker who serves Providence Mt St Vincent, our biggest ask is simply that you stay home.  Make 2020 a write off.  Sorry to inconvenience so many people but that is the greatest gift you could give me this Christmas.

      • Stay well December 5, 2020 (12:22 pm)



        Thanks for sharing Tracey, and for your good work.

  • JJ December 4, 2020 (8:15 am)

    Interesting changes on the quarantine guidelines, hopefully this keeps more people isolated in their “most” infectious phase of disease… The guideline change is also a warning to everyone else: Always wear your mask if out, avoid crowds and shared enclosed spaces. There are plenty of infectious people out and about, looking just fine.

  • 22blades December 4, 2020 (9:47 am)

    I would hate to miss out for the vaccine by a day because I didn’t want to wear a mask. Vaccines: Pfizer & Moderna? YES! Sputnik or SINOVAC? NOPE.

  • AJP December 4, 2020 (3:51 pm)

    58 more people hospitalized with covid in ONE DAY, in our county alone. 

  • Kristine On Alki December 4, 2020 (4:09 pm)

    Chupacabra is back open per their Instagram. 

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