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COVID-19 News Update for July 13, 2021

Data Snapshot  

UW Medicine Hospitals:  

COVID-19 Positive Inpatients July 7 2021

King County: The county reported 124 new positive cases and 6 new deaths on July 13. 

Washington: The state reported 419,049 cases and 6,000 deaths as of July 11.  

United States: The CDC reports 33,726,363 cases and 605,140 deaths as of July 13. 

Global: WHO reports 187,086,096 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4,042,921 deaths as of July 13. 

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 349,854 

  • Total first dose: 170,188 
  • Total second dose: 179,666 

As of July 7, 2021. 

UW Medicine in the News 

The Seattle Times: UW Medicine to run mix-and-match COVID vaccine booster trial
Featuring: Christine Johnston, MD, MPH, Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“Researchers with UW Medicine are among those at 12 sites nationally that will be studying whether a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will keep COVID-19 and its scary variants away. And they need volunteers to help. The purpose of the clinical trial, which is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is to test the safety and effectiveness of additional doses of vaccines in people who have already received emergency-use authorized vaccines. The three vaccines that have been approved for emergency use in the U.S. are made by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The trial could also indicate whether getting a booster with a different vaccine platform provides broader protection as immunity wanes or helps fight against variants, said Dr. Christine Johnston, principal investigator and an associate professor of medicine at UW Medicine’s Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.”

NPR: Where Are The Newest COVID Hot Spots? Mostly Places With Low Vaccination Rates
Featuring: Ali Mokdad, PhD, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
“The troubling rises in cases and hospitalizations are stirring worries that the country may be on the cusp of yet another national surge that could continue into the fall. Ali Mokdad, a researcher with the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, says the delta variant is a “game changer” for the group’s forecasting models. ‘The delta variant has changed all our projections,’ he says. ‘It’s more likely to be transmitted, makes the vaccines less effective; previous infections are not protective. We will see a rise in cases.’ And that rise is likely to occur in the summer instead of the fall, as the group had previously projected. That’s in line with forecasts from a group of modelers organized by the CDC.”

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