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Data Snapshot

UW Medicine Hospitals:

COVID-19 Positive Inpatients June 25

King County: The county reported 133 new positive cases and 0 new deaths on June 24.

Washington: The state reported 29,869 cases and 1,293 deaths as of June 23. A total of 495,498 people have been tested and 6.0% of those tests have been positive.

United States: The CDC reports 2,336,615 cases and 121,117 deaths as of June 24.

Global: WHO reports 9,296,202 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 479,133 deaths as of June 25.

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

Research News

GeekWire: Institute halts COVID-19 clinical trial for hydroxychloroquine due to low enrollment

Featuring: UW Medicine

“The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has shut down a clinical trial to see if a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can prevent hospitalization and death due to COVID-19.”

UW Medicine in the News

KIRO-TV: Yakima County COVID-19 patients treated at Seattle area hospitals

Featuring: Lisa Brandenburg, UW Medicine

“The number of COVID-19 patients in Yakima County is so high that some are being moved to other hospitals in Western Washington. Yakima County has more cases than all of Oregon which is 16 times its population. Its rural hospitals are at capacity and over the last few days have sent 22 patients to other hospitals. ‘We are frankly at the breaking point and we have to make the decisions looking forward,’ said Gov. Jay Inslee. That means hospitals like Harborview Medical Center are stepping up to treat additional COVID-19 patients from Yakima.”


The Associated Press: Virus cases surge among the young, endangering older adults

Featuring: Ali Mokdad, IHME

“The virus has taken a frightful toll on older people in the U.S., which leads the world in total deaths, at over 120,000, and confirmed infections, at more than 2.3 million. Eight out of 10 deaths in the U.S. have been in people 65 and older. In contrast, confirmed coronavirus deaths among 18- to 34-year-olds number in the hundreds, though disease trackers are clamoring for more accurate data. For months, older adults were more likely to be diagnosed with the virus, too. But figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that almost as soon as states began reopening, the picture flipped, with people 18 to 49 years old quickly becoming the age bracket most likely to be diagnosed with new cases.”


Today Show: Dr. Vin Gupta explains how masks could eliminate coronavirus entirely

Featuring: Vin Gupta, IHME

“NBC News medical contributor Dr. Vin Gupta joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss the latest surge in coronavirus cases across the country. He stresses the importance of wearing a mask, offers tips for eating at restaurants and more.”


The Points Guy: Tuesday Travel Tip: How to properly disinfect your travel gear after a trip

Featuring: Paul Pottinger, Infectious Diseases

“Even if you’re religiously following the current advice to wipe down your airplane seat, your tray table, the overhead vent and the seat belt with a disinfectant cloth, Pottinger says it’s a good idea to wash your hands when you get off the plane and to do it again when you walk in the door of your home.

Germs that have been on anything you’ve touched during the journey from the airport to your home – the handles on the suitcase you pick up off the baggage claim carousel, the door on the taxi or the Uber that takes you home, and the door handles you grab as you enter your house or apartment – ‘may for some time be a potential threat to your health,’ said Pottinger.”


KOMO-TV: How will summer weather impact COVID-19?

Featuring: John Lynch, Infectious Diseases; Ali Mokdad, IHME

“Dr. John Lynch, an infectious disease doctor with UW Medicine, says actions this summer will determine when and how severe any secondary surge will be during the fall. ‘It’s not only preparation for a potential second surge that would come this fall or this winter, but it’s actually to hold that surge off for as long as possible,’ Lynch said, adding that people should be vigilant during these warm weather months. ‘The vast majority of people out and about during the summer have no immunity to COVID-19. They are just open, ready targets to getting infected.”’

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