Case updates July 12, 2020; FDA recall on methanol hand sanitizer

Monday, July 13, 2020

FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. 

Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.

View the press release and list of recalled products here.

Case updates July 12, 2020

United States
  • cases 3,236,130 including 62,918 new cases
  • deaths 134,572 including 906 new deaths
Washington state
  • cases 40,656
  • hospitalizations 4,751
  • deaths 1,438
King county
  • cases 11,945 - 174 new
  • hospitalizations 1,693 - 6 new
  • deaths 604 - 1 new
Shoreline
  • cases 417 - 4 new
  • hospitalizations 92 - 0 new
  • deaths 57 - 0 new
Lake Forest Park
  • cases 43 - 0 new
  • hospitalizations 3 - 0 new
  • deaths 0


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