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Data Snapshot  

UW Medicine Hospitals:  

COVID-19 Positive Inpatients June 3 2021

King County: The county reported 79 new positive cases and 3 new deaths on June 7.  

Washington: The state reported 405,920 cases and 5,856 deaths as of June 6.  

United States: The CDC reports 33,193,680 cases and 594,802 deaths as of June 7. 

Global: WHO reports 173,271,769 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,733,980 deaths as of June 5. 

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 331,174 

  • Total first dose: 166,176 
  • Total second dose: 164,998 

As of June 7, 2021. 

UW Medicine in the News 

Business Insider: A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer
Featuring: Christopher Sanford, Global Health
“Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that point, he had only flown once in the pandemic — to visit his mother in Texas.‘ The whole world has cabin fever, and everybody wants to travel now, myself included,’ Sanford, an associate professor of global health at the University of Washington, told Insider. So three weeks ago, Sanford and his wife headed to Turkey, alongside a multitude of travelers embarking on their first flights in more than a year. In the last two months, the average number of daily passengers recorded by the US Transportation Security Administration has risen 30%, from around 1.2 million in March to 1.6 million in May. Booking Holdings, a travel company that owns search engines like Priceline and Kayak, reported that its airline tickets sales jumped 49% during the first three months of 2021. This uptick came as several countries reopened their borders to tourists: Iceland and Croatia have lifted quarantine requirements for US travelers, for example, as long as visitors show proof of vaccination. The European Union, meanwhile, expects to allow fully vaccinated Americans to visit this summer. But Sanford said many of his patients still question whether traveling is safe — particularly as airports get crowded. ‘I’m very heartened that things are slowly lurching back toward normal, but there’s a tremendous amount of fear, even after people have been vaccinated,’ he said.”

The Conversation: I’m fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child?
Featuring: Nancy Jecker, Bioethics & Humanities
“Fully vaccinated adults are celebrating their new freedom and removing their face masks. Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived. Since children that age do not yet have access to vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says they are better off staying masked when in public and around people they don’t live with. Now what? Do ‘good parents’ keep their child’s face shield on at playgrounds, barbecues and play dates, teaching health and safety above all? Or do they ‘let kids be kids’ and tell their child it’s OK to take the mask off? What if a child’s circle includes unvaccinated people at high risk of serious disease? With summer fast approaching, parents of youngsters must face these questions head-on.” 

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 3, 2021 

  • Preventive treatment with the monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab reduced the risk of COVID-19 among residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities who were negative for SARS-CoV-2 infection and seronegative at baseline in a randomized trial (8.5% vs 15.2%, OR=0.43 95% CI 0.28-0.68). More. 
  • Effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine >7 days after the second dose among high-risk groups ranged between 53-86% in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection, ≥75% in preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations, and ≥89% in preventing COVID-19 deaths, based on findings from a nationwide cohort study of high-risk groups in Denmark. Vaccine effectiveness against all COVID-19 related outcomes were lowest among long-term care facility residents. 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 4 | Weekly COVID-19 LST Report.

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