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Data Snapshot

UW Medicine Hospitals: 

COVID-19 Positive Inpatients Data June 11

King County: The county reported 23 new positive cases and 0 new deaths on June 10.

Washington: The state reported 24,624 cases and 1,190 deaths as of June 9. A total of 415,342 people have been tested and 5.9% of those tests have been positive.

United States: The CDC reports 1,973,797 cases and 112,133 deaths as of June 10.

Global: WHO reports 7,273,958 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 413,372 deaths as of June 11.

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

UW Medicine Research News

JAMA: Changes in SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Rate in Outpatients in Seattle and Washington State, March 1–April 16, 2020

Featuring: Alexander Greninger, MD, PHD, Laboratory Medicine

The first reported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US occurred on January 20, 2020, in Snohomish County, Washington. The University of Washington (UW) Virology Division was among the first US laboratories to test for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and since March 1, 2020, has tested samples from more than 73,000 patients. More than 90% of the samples are from the UW health system and outpatient clinics in Washington State.


Healio: False-negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests occur less often than previously observed

Featuring: Dustin Long, MD, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Although false-negative results from nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests are possible, they occur less often than previously observed, according to study results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

UW Medicine in the News

CNN: See someone collapse near you? It’s still safe to perform CPR during the pandemic, study says

Featuring: Michael Sayre, MD, Emergency Medicine

“Imagine taking a walk in your neighborhood, carefully staying 6 feet apart from others to ensure social distancing. You see an elderly man collapse on the sidewalk, having a heart attack. Everything you’ve heard of late tells you to avoid close contact with strangers, especially the elderly, during the pandemic. Is it safe to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to try to save his life? Or are you risking being infected with the novel coronavirus or giving it to a dying man? There’s an answer: It’s strongly encouraged that people perform CPR or chest compressions on others during the global pandemic, according to a report published by a group of Seattle emergency room physicians in the journal Circulation.”


Bloomberg: Assisted-Living Centers Get Much-Needed Virus Aid for First Time

Featuring: Alison Roxby, MD, Allergy & Infectious Diseases

“Assisted-living facilities received a much-needed hand from the federal government Tuesday when for the first time some were given access to aid that was previously restricted largely to nursing homes.”


The Seattle Times: ‘Racism is the biggest public health crisis of our time’: Health care workers of color fight twin pandemics

Featuring: Nathan Colon, MD, Surgery; Nhi Tan, MD Nephrology

“For the past few weeks, the United States has been wrestling through two tough conversations with itself about two pandemics — though the volume got turned way up on the one about racism — and health care workers, particularly those of color, are living in the middle of both.”


Romper: People Are Washing Food With Bleach To Prevent Coronavirus, CDC Report Finds

Featuring: Vin Gupta, MD, IHME

“Wash your hands frequently, wear a face mask, keep your distance from others, don’t touch your face. Those are some pieces of advice the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given Americans to stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. Something dangerous that has not been recommended? Ingesting bleach. Yet, it’s happened as a new report from the CDC found that some people have been washing their food with bleach and even gargled with it in an effort to protect themselves against COVID-19.”


Today: WHO seeming asymptomatic COVID-19 spread as rare was ‘irresponsible,’ doctor says

Featuring: Vin Gupta, MD,  IHME

“NBC News medical contributor Dr. Vin Gupta joins the 3rd hour of TODAY via video call to talk about World Health Organization saying it is rare for asymptomatic people to spread the coronavirus. “It was an irresponsible statement,” said Dr. Gupta.”


The Seattle Times: How a history of racism, police brutality and a pandemic led to an ‘extraordinary moment

Featuring: Edwin Lindo, JD, Family Medicine

“To understand the unprecedented moment we’re in, activists, organizers and scholars are looking back at its historic underpinnings, parsing the dynamics of the moment and envisioning where it might take us next.”


CNN Health: Coronavirus deaths are expected to go down before a sharp rise in September, model shows

Featuring: Christopher Murray, MD, DPhil, IHME

“The US surpassed 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases as experts predicted Thursday that tens of thousands more people will get infected and die in the months ahead. Nearly 113,000 people have died from Covid-19 nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. An influential model cited by the White House issued the dire prediction, saying the US death toll could reach 169,890 by October 1, with a possible range of about 133,000 to 290,000 deaths.”


The Seattle Times: Thousands of Washingtonians care for loved ones with dementia. During the coronavirus pandemic, some have never felt more alone.

Featuring: Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, Neurology

“Ania Maldowska-Leek used to ask her husband, David, to return the cart they borrow to bring in groceries to their apartment, but now that’s too risky. He might get lost in their Federal Way building, or he’ll forget his electronic key card and get stuck outside. He has a cellphone, but he might not remember to turn it on. So, like much of her time during the COVID-19 pandemic, she returns the cart herself, alone.”


Q13: Washington researchers in wait and see mode as other states report surges in COVID-19

Featuring: Theo Vos, MD, PhD, IHME

“COVID-19 is resurging in parts of the US and the death rate is still baffling many researchers. The virus has killed more than 413,000 people worldwide. Now states like Arizona, Texas and California are seeing spikes in hospitalizations.”

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