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Data Snapshot  

UW Medicine Hospitals:

COVID-19 Positive Inpatients June 16 2021

King County: The county reported 111 new positive cases and –6 new deaths on June 16.  

*Due to data corrections, the column named “New since yesterday” may display negative numbers. This column includes new results reported to PHSKC as of 11:59PM the night before. This includes delayed results from previous days. 

Washington: The state reported 409,820 cases and 5,801 deaths as of June 15.  

United States: The CDC reports 33,315,272 cases and 597,965 deaths as of June 16. 

Global: WHO reports 176,531,710 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,826,181 deaths as of June 17. 

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 346,292 

  • Total first dose: 168,155 
  • Total second dose: 178,137 

As of June 15, 2021. 

UW Medicine in the News 

KOMO News: Highly transmissible strain of COVID-19 spreading in Wash. state, researchers say
Featuring: Pavitra Roychoudhury, Virology
“The delta variant of COVID-19, a highly transmissible strain of the disease, is making inroads into Washington state, say researchers with the UW Medicine’s virology lab. The lab has discovered at least 170 cases of the delta variant in Washington so far, and researchers are closely tracking that variant and how it spreads.”

KING 5: King County’s mask directive ends June 29
Featuring: Alex Greninger, Laboratory Medicine
“King County residents will be able to ditch their masks on June 29. The mask directive will come to an end now that 70% of adults have completed their vaccine series and will be fully vaccinated by the end of the month.” 

MSNBC: What you need to know about the Covid-19 Delta variant
Video featuring: Vin Gupta, IHME
“As the UK extends Covid restrictions due to the Delta variant, how concerned should Americans be about the new variant? We discuss that with MSNBC Medical Contributor Dr. Vin Gupta.”

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 June 15, 2021 

  • The incidence of all-cause mortality among residents of assisted living settings in the US between January and August 2020 was 17% higher compared to the same time period in 2019. Among the 10 states with the highest COVID-19 community spread, during that time period the incidence of all-cause mortality was 24% higher. More. 
  • COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant women was lowest among those aged 18-24 years (6%) and among Hispanic (12%) and Black women (6%) out of 22,197 pregnant women in the US identified in CDC’s Vaccine Safety Data Link as of May 8, 2021. Of those initiating vaccination 68% had completed either a 1- or 2-dose series. More. 
  • A third dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine received a median of 67 days after the second dose was not able to elicit detectable anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses in 53% of a cohort of solid organ transplant recipients (n=30). Prior to the third dose, 80% of participants did not have detectable antibody responses after completing the 2-dose vaccination series. More. 
  • SARS-CoV-2 infections caused by the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of concern were at increased risk of hospitalization (HR=1.9) compared to the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant, according to a whole population cohort study in Scotland, where the B.1.617.2 (Delta) has become the dominant variant. Estimated vaccine effectiveness 14 days after the second dose against infection was reduced against B.1.617.2 (Delta) compared to B.1.1.7 (Alpha) for the Pfizer-BioNTech (92% vs 79%) and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (73% vs 60%). 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: June 12 | Weekly COVID-19 LST Report.

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