CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 12/9 roundup

Here are the local/state pandemic-related toplines:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: First, from the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*50,970 people have tested positive, 644 more than yesterday’s total

*920 people have died, 15 more than yesterday’s total

*3,523 people have been hospitalized, 37 more than yesterday’s total

*699,809 people have been tested, 37,323 more than yesterday’s total (data catchup continues)

One week ago, the four totals we track were 45,811/878/3,247/628,477.

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

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

PARK WEST OUTBREAK: The skilled-nursing/rehab center in North Admiral tells WSB that 4 patients have died recently of COVID-19; 34 patients and 8 staff members have tested positive.

VACCINE UPDATES & MORE @ STATE BRIEFING: This afternoon’s weekly briefing by state health officials included these notes: If the US’s first vaccine approval happens this week as expected, vaccinations could start in our state next week. By the end of December, our state expects to receive 222,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 180,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. 189 providers are already signed up and more applications are being reviewed … 1,125,000+ WA Notify downloads so far … Statewide, the hospitalization-rate increase has slowed … You can watch the briefing here.

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1 Reply to "CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 12/9 roundup"

  • Stay well December 10, 2020 (1:06 pm)

    I think it’s time to start a community covid memorial. We need a place to go express grief for this year, and honor those we’ve lost.

    Ideas for a good location? How about the small park in the Junction? It doesn’t seem to get much good use these days, and it’s a central community space.

    There is that white building behind the park… maybe some artists could submit ideas for a memorial mural, or messages of strength and perseverance for the community. 

    I recall awhile back on a thread here someone had the suggestion of creating a living garden on that white wall behind the park.  I could see something like that with a mural space for community art that can be changed out with the times.

    Anyone else like this idea? How can we get this going?

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