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Data Snapshot  

UW Medicine Hospitals:  

COVID-19 Positive Inpatients June 3 2021 

King County: The county reported 138 new positive cases and 5 new deaths on June 3.  

Washington: The state reported 403,194 cases and 5,801 deaths as of June 1.  

United States: The CDC reports 33,130,027 cases and 592,776 deaths as of June 3. 

Global: WHO reports 171,292,827 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,687,589 deaths as of June 3. 

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 324,047 

  • Total first dose: 164,831 
  • Total second dose: 159,216 

As of June 1, 2021. 

UW Medicine in the News 

The Seattle Times: Who really needs coronavirus herd immunity? People with weakened immune systems
Featuring: Ajit Limaye, Allergy & Infectious Diseases
“Developing better strategies to protect immune compromised people is not just a pressing issue for the individuals affected, said Dr. Ajit Limaye, director of the Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Disease Program at UW Medicine. People whose bodies can’t fight off COVID-19 can remain infectious for months, potentially spreading the virus to others. Evidence is also mounting that new, rapidly spreading variants arose in patients with severe immunosuppression, where the pathogen was able to evolve and develop new survival strategies. ‘We know that people who are immunosuppressed can have viral replication at high levels for prolonged periods and that’s the kind of biological environment in which variants might emerge that become resistant to therapy,’ Limaye said.”

NPR: Public Health Officials Express Concern As The Coronavirus Keeps Mutating 
Audio Featuring: Ali Mokdad, IHME
“NPR’s Noel King talks to Dr. Ali Mokdad of the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics about what the spread of COVID-19 variants in different parts of the world means for the U.S.”

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 2, 2021 

  • A large-scale national survey in the United Kingdom conducted in April 2021 (n=17,611) found vaccine passports could increase hesitancy among those not fully vaccinated, particularly among males, those having a higher degree a vaccine implementation of vaccine, and individuals with lower baseline intent to initiate vaccination (including Black or Black British respondents, younger age groups, and non-English speakers). More. 
  • Adverse events following the first dose of the Moderna vaccine were more likely among individuals with a history of COVID-19 infection in a self-reported survey of healthcare workers in England (n=974). More. 
  • In a study of 47 women undergoing in vitro fertilization before and after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Israel, no significant differences in cycle outcomes or embryo parameters were observed before or after receipt of the vaccine, suggesting that vaccination has no negative effect on fertility outcomes using assisted reproductive technology. 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: May 28 | Weekly COVID-19 LST Report. 

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