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Data Snapshot  

UW Medicine Hospitals: 

COVID-19 Positive Inpatients Feb 2 2021

King County: The county reported 367 new positive cases and 0 new deaths on Feb. 1.  

Washington: The state reported 299,098 cases and 4,318 deaths as of Jan. 31.  

United States: The CDC reports 26,034,475 cases and 439,955 deaths as of Feb. 1. 

Global: WHO reports 102,817,575 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2,227,420 deaths as of Feb2.  

Numbers update frequently, please follow links for most up-to-date numbers.

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update  

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 62,415 

  • Total first dose: 47,348 
  • Total second dose: 15,067 

As of Feb. 1, 2021. 

COVID-19 Literature Report  

COVID-19 Literature Situation Reportis a daily (M-F) newsletter put together by the Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness that provides a succinct summary of the latest scientific literature related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Key Takeaways: COVID-19 Literature Situation Report Feb. 1, 2021 

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for children returning to athletic activities recommend wearing cloth face masks during indoor sports and consulting a physician regarding potential cardiovascular symptoms in children with COVID-19 prior to their return to activity. More and More. 
  • Among individuals with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, one dose of mRNA vaccine elicited a rapid and strong immune response, with antibody levels equal to or higher than those found among individuals who were previously uninfected and received two doses of the vaccine. More. 
  • During the first month of the US COVID-19 vaccination program, nearly 13 million people received at least one dose of the vaccine. Among individuals for whom demographic data were available (48%), 63% were women and 55% of vaccine recipients were over 50. More. 
  • As of January 17, 2021, a median of 78% of residents and 38% of staff members across 11,460 skilled nursing facilities received at least 1 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine dose through the CDC Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program. More.

COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team, is an affiliated group of medical students, PhDs and physicians keeping up with the latest research on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 by finding the newest articles, reading them, grading their level of evidence and bringing you the bottom line. 

Read the latest report: Feb. 1 | Daily COVID-19 LST Report. 
Listen to the latest podcast: Jan. 18 | COVID-19 LST Podcast. 

UW Medicine in the News 

KIRO 7: Vaccines should fight new U.K. coronavirus variant now found in King, Pierce, Snohomish counties 
Featuring: Deborah Fuller, Microbiology
“UW Medicine’s Professor of Microbiology Dr. Deborah Fuller said finding the U.K. coronavirus variant is not surprising and its ability to infect people should be respected even more than the original strain. Fuller said the concerning news is that the new B.1.1.7 strain of novel coronavirus now found in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties is 50% to 70% more transmissible, and it’s expected to become the dominant strain here, as happened in the U.K. ‘What that means is we really need to step up our social distancing and wearing masks, until you get the vaccine,’ she said.” 

MSNBC: Dr. Gupta: Doesn’t matter the type ‘get whatever vaccine you can get your hands on.’ 
Video Featuring: Vin Gupta, IHME
Dr. Vin Gupta discusses the importance of the coronavirus vaccine and says it doesn’t matter what type. It will prevent you from ending up in the ICU.’” 

The Seattle Times: What does the more contagious strain of coronavirus in Washington mean, and what can be done?
Featuring: Wes Van Voorhis, Allergy & Infectious Diseases
“Scientists are still studying the variant but it doesn’t appear to cause more severe infections, unlike earlier coronaviruses SARS and MERS, which were not as contagious but caused much harsher infections. While the B.1.1.7 variant is worrisome, Dr. Wes Van Voorhis, director for emerging and reemerging infectious diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is more concerned about a variant identified in South Africa. Early reports about that variant, B.1.351, show that people have been reinfected by the variant and plasma taken from recovered people hasn’t neutralized the new variant, Van Voorhis said.”

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