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Data Snapshot  

UW Medicine Hospitals:  

King County: The county reported 382 new positive cases and 10 new deaths since Oct. 26. 

Washington: The state reported 634,113 cases and 8,511 deaths as of Oct. 25.  

United States: The CDC reports 45,468,434 cases and 736,048 deaths as of Oct. 26. 

Global: WHO reports 243,857,028 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4,953,246 deaths as of Oct. 26. 

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 391,899 

As of Oct. 26, 2021. 

UW Medicine in the News 

NBC News: Covid-19 vaccine rates for kids echo regional disparities, worrying doctors
Featuring: Anisa Ibrahim, MD, Pediatrics
“Researchers weren’t sure whether children weren’t getting the virus or just didn’t experience, on the whole, the illness’ most acute and attention-drawing effects. Children weren’t showing up in the data, giving some parents a sense that they weren’t at risk. ‘In the beginning of the pandemic, there was a lot of misinformation. How kids are just immune. Adults will get it, but their kids are just fine,’ said Dr. Anisa Ibrahim, a pediatrician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. Now, she said, ‘that’s the kind of messaging we’re trying to combat.’ While Covid isn’t hospitalizing or killing children at the same rate as adults, they can contract the disease, spread it and suffer grave consequences, including death. Doctors say it’s hard to know how a child’s infection will play out. ‘It’s difficult to predict who will get incredibly sick and who will not among young, healthy people,’ Ibrahim said.” 

KUOW: King County vaccine verification requirements start Monday. Here’s what to know 
Featuring: Brandon Guthrie, PhD, Global Health
“These rules are relatively new and there aren’t a wealth of studies looking at their direct impact on vaccination rates or virus transmission. But there are some indications that the requirements may help move the needle for some people. ‘If to do many of the activities that you enjoy doing requires vaccination, that may be enough to tip people who are kind of on the fence about vaccines into getting vaccinated,’ said Brandon Guthrie, an epidemiologist at the University of Washington.”

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