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Data Snapshot  

UW Medicine Hospitals:  

King County: The county reported 326 new positive cases and 10 new deaths since Nov. 1. 

Washington: The state reported 645,596 cases and 8,696 deaths as of Nov. 1.  

United States: The CDC reports 46,024,349 cases and 745,274 deaths as of Nov. 2. 

Global: WHO reports 246,951,274 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5,004,855 deaths as of Nov. 2. 

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 401,586 

As of Nov. 2 2021. 

UW Medicine in the News 

CNN: A Covid survivor regrets the burden he put on medical staff. He is apologizing for not being vaccinated
Featuring: James Town, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Kimmy Siebens, Nurse, Harborview
“On one hand, Town acknowledged that it’s easy to lose compassion for people who chose not to be vaccinated, since ‘despite your hard work, the most vocal people are still telling you that you’re trying to harm them and their families.’ On the other hand, Town found hope in people like Soliz, who not only showed appreciation for medical staff, but also used his voice to convince others to get vaccinated. ‘I think we often feel like we’re here to take care of whomever whenever, and everyone can make bad decisions and everyone still deserves a chance,’ Town said.”

NPR: People with substance use disorder are more vulnerable to COVID-19
Featuring: Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences
Listen to the segment: “New research shows people with substance use disorders are significantly more vulnerable to a breakthrough infection of COVID-19.”

HuffPost: What You Need To Know About COVID Antibody Treatments Like Regeneron
Featuring: Deborah Fuller, PhD, Microbiology
“‘For people who are in a high-risk group of getting severe COVID, ‘the game isn’t over. There is still this back-up plan available that can help them to better protect themselves from the virus,’ said Deborah Fuller, a microbiologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine who is working on coronavirus vaccines.”

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