CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 12/1 roundup

The tenth month to start during the pandemic has begun – here are today’s toplines:

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

*45,138 people have tested positive, 732 more than yesterday’s total

*868 people have died, 9 more than yesterday’s total

*3,235 people have been hospitalized, 8 more than yesterday’s total

*627,813 people have been tested (this number remains “frozen” due to the state’s backlog of negative results – but it’s actually 789 higher than yesterday)

One week ago, the totals were 40,736/849/3,030/623.494.


NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 63.8 million cases worldwide, 13.7 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

BRIEFING TOMORROW: State health experts are back to their weekly Wednesday afternoon briefings. You can watch at 2 pm Wednesday – here’s the link.

SAFE HOLIDAYS: Online gift fairs, livestreamed tree lightings, a link list of local independent businesses that offer online shopping, Christmas tree sellers with no-contact tree-buying – it’s all in our West Seattle Holiday Guide, with daily updates and additions.

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16 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 12/1 roundup"

  • Tammy December 1, 2020 (11:01 pm)

    I think your 1 week ago numbers are from 2 weeks ago.

    • WSB December 1, 2020 (11:34 pm)

      Fixed, thanks.

      • Tammy December 2, 2020 (7:39 am)

        WSB, you are such a wonderful source of local news.  I appreciate the work you do.

  • Smittytheclown December 2, 2020 (6:59 am)

      Long term care facilities represent 40% of all US virus deaths to date.  40%!  Approx. 3 million people live in these facilities and will get the vaccine before month end.  Great news.

  • Bandana December 2, 2020 (7:04 am)

    The restrictions that were imposed 2 weeks ago have not flatten the curve.

    • newnative December 2, 2020 (9:01 am)

      I don’t know if they weren’t strict enough or clear enough. But for the first time we heard what sounded like a party going on all weekend. It was the parking lot of Admiral Pub, they have canopy tents and lots of people out there. So, while some businesses have reduced their business, some are stepping it up. 

      • G December 2, 2020 (4:26 pm)

        Several places around the state have pretty much found ways around the takeout and delivery with setting up tents like Salty’s over on Alki and several others. I’ll no longer support these places who now have the tents up. I know it’s hard on the businesses but this is what’s dragging this on to no end. 

    • AMD December 2, 2020 (9:27 am)

      There were a lot of people who made an “exception” for the holidays because public health officials saying “please don’t gather multiple households together for Thanksgiving” wasn’t a clear enough message.  Keeping restaurants and bars closed (except for takeout) is painful, but probably necessary to keep hospitals from being completely overwhelmed in light of those who are gathering with friends because of the holidays, COVID be damned.  Unfortunately, this just means the restrictions are likely to be extended through the other holidays people will insist on making “exceptions” for (Christmas and New Year’s), to the detriment of these local businesses.  These restrictions only help if people follow ALL of them.

  • Graciano December 2, 2020 (1:06 pm)

    Guess we’ll enjoy Christmas under a full lock down…, since a few people can’t follow the rules..

    • smittytheclown December 2, 2020 (2:58 pm)

      It’s hard to blame people when there are pictures and videos of the Governors of CA and NJ blatantly ignoring their own orders.  “Rules for thee, but not for me” sows deep mistrust even when the science is solid.

      • heartless December 2, 2020 (4:15 pm)

        Yep, those pesky democratic governors sure have hampered our ability as a nation to take this seriously.  

        • Smittytheclown December 2, 2020 (4:45 pm)

          You, me and the data agree!  Woo Hoo!

          • OneTimeCharley December 2, 2020 (5:25 pm)

            Yeah, I can see that the perception of scoring points in a discussion is more important than the actual life’s lost shown in the highlighted table above. Also, let’s see all the 50 states listed, and the rate of new deaths on a per capita basis. I think it would wipe that ‘woohoo’ right off your….oh never mind STC….why did I even try….

          • heartless December 2, 2020 (6:40 pm)


            It’s an amusingly inept tool, to parse data selectively to try to bolster false claims, but it fools enough people that it keeps seeing use. 

            Anyone trained, anyone who takes this seriously, looks at a large enough picture to get an actual–accurate–sense of what’s going on–Smitty is just… not one of those people.

  • waikikigirl December 2, 2020 (4:31 pm)

    How about these “actors” that break lockdown to have a party for themself then say oh oops sorry my bad?! It’s all about “me”British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and inexcusable error of judgment.” The Sun newspaper ran photos of Ora and others, including models Cara and Poppy Delevingne, arriving at the Casa Cruz restaurant in London’s Notting Hill area on Saturday.

    • uncle loco December 2, 2020 (5:52 pm)

      I don’t know or care who those people are but it just reminds me of that old saying.

      “Its always easier to beg for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission”

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