Coronavirus day-to-day news updates, September 19: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world – Seattle Times

19September 2020

While the White Home has promoted a quick approval of an across the country coronavirus vaccine, China and Russia have actually currently begun a mass rollout of theirs– prior to scientific tests are complete. In the U.S., 2 business have actually exposed their secret plans for vaccine trials, a move implied to alleviate suspicionsthat President Donald Trump’s rush to produce a vaccine could lead to a risky product.

Meanwhile, as we near six months given that Washington’s stay-home order, mental health experts caution that things may worsen. Here’s some resources for those dealing with life mid-pandemic.

Throughout Saturday, on this page, we’ll post updates on the pandemic and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world. Updates from Friday are here, and all our coronavirus coverage can be discovered here.

(Jennifer Luxton / The Seattle Times)

(Jennifer Luxton / The Seattle Times)

4:21 pm Washington verifies 597 new COVID-19 cases Health officials verified 597 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. The state no longer updates deaths on weekends. The update brings the state’s totals to 82,199 infections and 2,037 deaths, indicating that 2.5%of individuals detected in Washington have died, according to the state Department of Health (DOH). The information is as of 11:59 p.m. Friday. Health authorities also reported that 7,248 individuals have been hospitalized in the state due to the virus and 1,723,040 overall coronavirus tests have been administered.

In King County, the state’s most populated, state health authorities have confirmed 21,388 infections and 751 deaths.– Brendan Kiley

3:06 pm Virus steps targeted by protesters in Europe and Israel despite case spikes A protester holds up a placard in front of policeman throughout a”Withstand and
Act for Flexibility”demonstration against a compulsory coronavirus vaccine, using masks, social distancing and a 2nd lockdown, in Trafalgar Square, London, Saturday, Sept. 19

, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) LONDON (AP)– Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to object coronavirus limitations, decrying how the measures have actually impacted daily life even with infection rates increasing in lots of locations and the worldwide death toll approaching 1 million. In the U.K., the current main quotes released Friday revealed that new infections and coronavirus healthcare facility admissions have been doubling every 7 to 8 days. Britain has Europe’s highest death toll given that the start of the pandemic, with 41,821 validated virus-related deaths. The government recently banned celebrations of more than six people in the hopes that it would assist reverse a high rise in COVID-19 cases and recommended that harder constraints might be coming. Saturday’s protest in Trafalgar Square, which was themed” Resist and Act for Liberty, “ended in clashes in between demonstrators and London police, as officers attempted to distribute hundreds of people holding banners and placards scrawled with anti-restriction messages such as” This is now Tyranny.”London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned that the city might add curfews, force clubs to close earlier and ban home check outs to attempt to limit the city’s sharp increase in brand-new cases.”I am exceptionally concerned by the latest proof I’ve seen today from public health specialists about the accelerating speed at which COVID-19 is now spreading out here in London, “Khan stated Friday.”It is increasingly likely that, in London, additional steps will quickly be required to slow the spread of the infection.”Learn more about the global demonstrations here.

— The Associated Press

11:33 am Election-year politics make complex vaccine message President Donald Trump’s pledge that a coronavirus vaccine will be available prior to Election Day is presenting a fragile political difficulty for Democratic authorities. Democrats, independents and even some Republican politicians have revealed issue about the security and effectiveness of a vaccine produced on such an aggressive timeline. However assaulting the vaccine claims could run the risk of weakening public self-confidence in a potential lifesaving medication, and make it look as though Democrats are rooting versus a possible remedy. The challenging balancing act Democrats must make was shown this week in an answer Gov. Jay Inslee gave when asked whether he ‘d want to roll up his sleeve for a vaccine released by this administration before the election.”If all the protocols had been followed and the proof is in, of course, I ‘d follow science. It doesn’t matter when it takes place,”Inslee told The Associated Press.”However I would have to look at the science, not Donald Trump. There isn’t one single thing I would ever trust from Donald Trump to be real.”Read more about how election-year politics is shaping the
Democrats’action to the coronavirus here.
— The Associated Press
Marketing 9:21 am Maine blueberry harvest threatened by coronavirus Maine’s wild blueberry harvest is being endangered by a variety of aspects this year, from environmental issues to a shortage of seasonal workers to pick the crop due to COVID-19. Dry spell, which affected much of northern New England throughout the summer season, has actually been among the biggest problems

. The pandemic is making it harder to hire seasonal employees and

is creating a need for extra precaution that are complicating the harvest. This year, after some blueberry employees checked positive for coronavirus, companies responded by keeping them in quarantine. Employees were evaluated prior to they began work to avoid future break outs. That helped prevent the infection from spreading to surrounding communities, a regional industry professional representative said. Learn more about Maine’s wild blueberry harvest here.– The Associated Press

8:20 am Coronavirus cases continue to surge in India has maintained its rise in coronavirus cases, including 93,337 brand-new confirmed infections in the previous 24 hr. The Health Ministry on Saturday raised the nation’s caseload to more than 5.3 million out of

the almost 1.4 billion individuals. It said 1,247 more people passed away in the past 24 hours for an overall of 85,619. The nation has over a million active cases with about 80%healing rate. India has been reporting the greatest single-day rise on the planet every day for

more than five weeks. It’s
anticipated to end up being the

pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, exceeding
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