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Data Snapshot  

UW Medicine Hospitals: 

King County: The county reported 1,946 new positive cases and 4 new deaths on Sept. 7. 

Washington: The state reported 525,243 cases and 6,745 deaths as of Sept. 6.  

United States: The CDC reports 40,085,811 cases and 647,461 deaths as of Sept. 7. 

Global: WHO reports 221,134,742 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4,574,089 deaths as of Sept. 7. 

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 362,660 

As of Sept. 7, 2021. 

UW Medicine in the News 

NPR: A COVID Surge Is Overwhelming U.S. Hospitals, Raising Fears Of Rationed Care 
Featuring: Ali Mokdad, PhD, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Ali Mokdad, part of the University of Washington team, says it’s understandable that some hospitals in the U.S. are particularly struggling right now. Many Americans are still unvaccinated, and the delta variant has changed the dynamic in the U.S. ‘Nobody expected a surge in summer. We expected the surge in winter,’ says Mokdad. ‘And we were all saying, including most hospitals, ‘Let’s be ready for winter because of flu and COVID.’ Well, it hit us before that.’”

MyNorthwest: UW doctor says outdoor sports safe for participants, still need precautions
Featuring: Jonathan Drezner, MD, Sports Medicine
“Outdoor sports have really proven to be safe,’ said UW Medicine’s Dr. Jonathan Drezner. ‘They can be on the field, they can compete, and this isn’t necessarily increasing transmission of the virus.’ But Drezner that says the preparation for the game — carpools, locker room meetings — as well as after parties or celebrations have spread COVID-19. ‘Carpools, bus transportation, what you do in the locker room, et cetera — there I think you have to be a little more careful,’ he noted. He says athletes should all wear masks indoors and spectators should almost always wear masks. ‘If you’re crowded in the stands, watching a game, I think everyone should be in a mask. That’s just the safer thing to do,’ he said.” 

The Seattle Times: King County to require masks at large outdoor gatherings, regardless of COVID vaccination status
Featuring: Steve Mitchell, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine
“Every day, large numbers of hospitals are reaching out to the Washington Medical Coordination Center,’ Dr. Steve Mitchell, director of emergency services at Harborview Medical Center, said in the statement. “In the past few days, nearly 60% of the calls have been COVID-related. Capacity and staffing issues in hospitals are widespread and consistent across the state.’ The most significant impacts in Western Washington are currently in South King, Thurston and Pierce counties, Mitchell added.”

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