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This story from The Seattle Times shares the recent University of Washington (UW) study showing a more favorable COVID-19 outlook for Washington state: lower anticipated deaths and indications that they state has already reached its "peak."
The new UW forecasts also align more closely with patient counts at Swedish Health Services’ five hospitals in the Seattle area, said Chris Dale, chief quality officer. The peak number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Swedish so far was 102 on April 2. By Monday, April 6, it was down to 97.
Earlier in the spring, Swedish was bracing for up to 256 patients in intensive care units. But through Monday, April 6, there had been fewer than 60 at a time.
Read the full story here.