CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 12/29 roundup

Here are tonight’s local toplines in the pandemic:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: First the numbers, as shown in today’s daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health – the cumulative totals:

*60,799 people have tested positive, 167 more than yesterday’s total

*1,066 people have died, 10 more than yesterday’s total

*4,100 people have been hospitalized, 34 more than yesterday’s total

*739,941 people have been tested, 3,367 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 58,286/1,012/3,895/720,714.


NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 81.9 million cases worldwide, 19.5 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

BRIEFING TOMORROW: Even during this between-holidays week, state health experts will present their weekly Wednesday briefing tomorrow. You can watch at noon – here’s the link.

NEED FOOD? Food Lifeline‘s South Park HQ offers emergency food boxes 2-5 pm tomorrow, at 815 S. 96th.

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

1 Reply to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 12/29 roundup"

  • expired pua December 30, 2020 (11:24 am)

    Anyone else have their PUA benefits expire (pandemic unemployment assistance, for self employed and contractor folks)?

    Apparently the new federal package offering an extension on unemployment, only covers folks who qualified for ‘regular unemployment’ when they applied.

    Those of us who did not qualify because we were self employed, but did qualify for PUA, just lost our benefits on 12/26, and it doesn’t appear the federal government is extending our benefits.

    Hoping the relief Governor Inslee just passed will help those of us in this position, but there is no indication on my ESD account that this is coming. And, it’s just a one time payment.

    There could be a lot of local people in more crisis here real soon, because of these benefits expiring.

    And at a time when the pandemic is raging worse than ever.

    Not good.

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