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Data Snapshot

UW Medicine Hospitals:

King County: The county reported 332 new positive cases and 3 new deaths since Nov. 8.

Washington: The state reported 656,128 cases and 8,858 deaths as of Nov. 8.

United States: The CDC reports 46,541,113 cases and 753,564 deaths as of Nov. 9.

Global: WHO reports 250,715,502 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5,062,106 deaths as of Nov. 9.

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update

Total vaccines administered: 405,806

As of Nov. 5

UW Medicine in the News  

AP: More vaccines, fewer mask rules as US keeps fighting COVID
Featuring Deborah Fuller, PhD, IHME

“The trends in the U.S. have health officials feeling better for the first time in months and hoping the progress will continue as long as a new variant doesn’t pop up or the rate of newly vaccinated people declines. But they have also been down this road before and have come to the conclusion that COVID-19 is going to be an issue for years to come. ‘It is going to be endemic. It is going to exist in our population for a long period of time,’ said Deborah Fuller, a professor of microbiology at the University of Washington. ‘You saw what looked like an inflection point coming and, boom, here came the delta variant.’”

Woman’s World: 6 Expert-recommended ways to help heal from Long Covid
Featuring Janna Friedly, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine

“‘A lot of long Covid patients breathe shallowly, which can worsen symptoms,” says Dr. Friedly. The solution: taking slow belly breaths — while humming. Dr. Friedly urges breathing in through your nose and pulling air down into your stomach. Once your lungs are full, exhale while making an ‘mmm’ sound. Repeat for one minute. Deeper breaths normalize oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, while humming sends messages to your brain to reduce your heart rate.” 

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