Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
After reports on inaction, calls for hearings with DPH and threatened City Hall protests, Mayor Breed found $28 million to address obvious disparities in the City’s approach to the Covid-19 crisis. How the money will be allocated and whether it represents an effective new strategy remains to be seen.
Later in the day, she appeared at UCSF Grand Rounds, and after a round of general backslapping among City and medical nobility, the Mayor and others acknowledged the challenges ahead. Dr. Diane Havlir called for “actionable steps that we can take to reduce . . . disparities, to share data in real-time” and to “get new strategies for us to really reduce the number of total cases” in the Latinx community.
Scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
HiGeorge, a data visualization startup, developed some new visualizations for Mission Local, which we will be using and fine-tuning in the days to come.
The seven-day City-wide average number of daily cases for the week ending September 18 dropped from 64 to 63. We’ve removed California cases from the quadrant above because we added CA cases below.
Total Covid hospitalizations fell by 4 on Tuesday and the rate of weekly change agains fell by 1 percent. DPH reports that for the week ending September 23, the seven-day average percentage of Acute Care and ICU beds avaiable was 23 percent and 35 percent respectively. The City does not make public demographic data on hospitalizations.