Case updates August 8, 2020; new King county initiative to reduce risk in restaurants, bars, and taverns

Monday, August 10, 2020

Elliott Bay Brewing in Lake City was commended by Environmental Health investigators for exemplary work in following guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Photo courtesy King county


After entering Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Reopening Plan, Public Health – Seattle and King County has observed an unsettling trend with COVID-19 cases rising as restaurants, bars, and taverns resume operations. 

In an effort to keep businesses open and move King County forward through the Safe Start phases, Public Health is launching a new initiative to begin educational outreach and enforcement of Safe Start requirements for operating restaurants, bars, and taverns.

What is the new initiative?

On July 14, 2020, Public Health Director Patty Hayes issued a new emergency rule which grants Public Health the authority to enforce statewide orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Leading this charge, Public Health’s Environmental Health Services Division has established the Safe Start for Taverns and Restaurants (SSTAR) program to conduct this work.



Case updates August 8, 2020

United States
  • cases 4,974,959 including 54,590 new cases in the past 24 hours
  • deaths 161,284 including 1,064 new deaths in the past 24 hours
Washington state
  • cases 63,072 includes 549 new within 24 hours
  • hospitalizations 6,001 includes 105 new within 24 hours (probably a catch up since there were only 6 yesterday)
  • deaths 1,688 includes 0 reported within 24 hours
King county
  • tested 332,460 - 10,048 tests since yesterday
  • cases 16,601 - 129 in previous 24 hours
  • hospitalizations 2,028 - 3 in previous 24 hours
  • deaths 674 - -1 in previous 24 hours
Shoreline
  • tested 9,255 - 258 tests in previous 24 hours
  • cases 526 - 5 new in previous 24 hours
  • hospitalizations 102 - 0 new in previous 24 hours
  • deaths 62 - 0 additional deaths
Lake Forest Park
  • tested 1,988 - 56 new tests
  • cases 50 - 0 new in previous 24 hours
  • hospitalizations 4
  • deaths 1



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