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Data Snapshot

UW Medicine Hospitals: 

King County: The county reported 39 new positive cases and 0 new deaths on Aug. 30.

Washington: The state reported 502,924 cases and 6,534 deaths as of Aug. 29.

United States: The CDC reports 39,110,086 cases and 637,385 deaths as of Aug. 31.

Global: WHO reports 216,867,420 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4,507,837 deaths as of Aug. 31.

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

UW Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 360,340 

As of Aug. 31, 2021. 

UW Medicine in the News

The Seattle Times: Driven by delta, COVID cases in Washington continue to rise, especially among the unvaccinated
Featuring: Steve Mitchell, MD, Emergency Medicine
“Hospitals throughout the state are facing their highest levels of occupancy ever, while struggling with a national shortage of workers, according to Dr. Steve Mitchell, medical director for emergency services at Harborview Medical Center. The impact has been especially hard on regional and rural hospitals where there are no critical care beds left, he said.”

Self Magazine: 5 Crucial Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy
Featuring: Linda Eckert, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
“Especially with the highly transmissible delta variant circulating, the unvaccinated are at increased risk of developing a serious outcome if infected. “Pregnant individuals who have decided to wait until after delivery to be vaccinated may be inadvertently exposing themselves to an increased risk of severe illness or death,” Dr. Eckert says. “Those who have recently delivered and were not vaccinated during pregnancy are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

KING5 News: What you should know about at-home COVID-19 tests
Featuring: Patrick Mathias, MD, Laboratory Medicine
“Of the two types of at-home tests, antigen tests produce faster results, but on rare occasions, patients can get a negative result, even if they have COVID-19. “I would encourage people not to make decisions off of a negative test if they’re symptomatic and they test negative by antigen tests,” said Dr. Patrick Mathias, vice chair of clinical operations for the Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington. The tests work best when a patient is showing symptoms and can be inaccurate if someone feels fine and just wants a test so they can travel, he said.”

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