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Data Snapshot

UW Medicine Hospitals: 

COVID-19 Positive Inpatient Data Nov. 12 2020King County: The county reported 372 new positive cases and 0 new deaths on Nov. 11. 

Washington: The state reported 120,011 cases and 2,482 deaths as of Nov. 9. 

United States: The CDC reports 10,170,846 cases and 239,590 deaths as of Nov. 11.

Global: WHO reports 51,547,733 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,275,979 deaths as of Nov. 12.

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

COVID-19 Literature Situation Report

COVID-19 Literature Situation Report is 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 Nov. 9, 2020 

  • Intergenerational co-residence (age 18−34 years living with their parents) was associated with more deaths from COVID-19, with each additional point increase in the percent of co-residence associated with a 12% increase in cumulative deaths 100 days after onset of the pandemic in the US. More. 
  • Interim analysis of an ongoing phase 3 trial (43,538 participants) reported the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech had a 90% efficacy in preventing COVID-19. More. 
  • Detection of SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein (S)-reactive IgG antibodies in SARS-CoV-2-uninfected individuals may suggest the presence of cross-reactive immunological memory from preexisting infection of seasonal human coronaviruses. More. 
  • Among 106,543 patients discharged after hospitalization for COVID-19 in the US in March–July 2020, 9% were readmitted and 2% were readmitted more than once. Risk factors for readmission included white race, older age, and underlying medical conditions. More.

UW Medicine in the News

NBC News: Covid-19 cases could nearly double to 20 million by Christmas, NBC News data shows

Featuring: IHME 

“Currently, NBC News numbers show, the U.S. leads the world with 10.2 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 240,000 deaths. While 789 deaths were reported Monday, the number of Covid-19 fatalities do not appear to be accelerating at the same pace, according to the data. While early on in the pandemic, the old and infirm were the likeliest to catch Covid-19, the average age of the person catching the virus has become younger, experts have said. Plus, more aggressive testing is catching infections sooner, and treatments have become better. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine — a research group the Trump administration once relied on — released a “best case” scenario in September which projected there would be anywhere from 257,286 to 327,775 COVID-19 fatalities in the U.S. by Jan. 1.” 


PBS News Hour: How a COVID Vaccine Might Work 

Video Featuring: Neil King, UW Medicine Institute of Protein Design 

“As drug companies around the world rush to develop candidates for coronavirus vaccines, Pfizer announced encouraging early data from its own trials Monday. What do the preliminary results show, and even if they are borne out, what challenges remain with regard to production and distribution of the vaccine? Science correspondent Miles O’ Brien joins William Brangham to discuss.” 


Medscape: Optimizing Telehealth Pain Care After COVID-19 

Featuring: Peter McGough, UW Neighborhood Clinics 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented major challenges to pain care, as pain clinicians face severe restrictions in their ability to provide usual in-person assessments and treatments. COVID-19 has also exposed prepandemic problems in providing comprehensive pain care. Yet, despite this crisis, there have been encouraging developments for long-term delivery of pain services, most notably the explosive growth in the adoption of telehealth technology and clinical resourcefulness in its applications. Furthermore, the size and urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many cumbersome local, regional, and national health policy rules regarding the access, delivery, and reimbursement of telehealth temporarily waived. These changes have afforded an opportunity to develop new ways of operating and a glimpse of how life could be for pain services under a “new normal.”[81] Importantly, telehealth has the potential to transform pain management, particularly for those with complex pain care needs living remotely from pain facilities or in low-resource settings, removing barriers to multidisciplinary pain management delivered in a collaborative, interdisciplinary way—the optimal treatment approach for chronic pain.[21]”

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