Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.

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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. 

On Septmember 25,  DPH reports 1576 total cases in the Mission or 26.3 cases per 1000 residents. Between August 27 through September 25, 196 cases were added.

The seven-day City-wide average number of daily cases for the week ending September 21 slipped to 55 or 6.4 per 100,000 residents, still in the DPH red, or High Alert, zone.

Recent data supplied by DPH suggests a small rise in cases among the White population. People between 18 and 30 make up 25 percent of the City’s cases.

An ensemble of models shows San Francisco at .99. The rate of virus transmission depicted by these models has been rising since September 9.

The high number of City-wide tests administered, and the low City-wide positivity rate, allows the City to reopen sectors of the economy despite the high-alert case rate noted above. DPH does not report on tests, or positivity rates, among those populations where case numbers are highest.

On September 26, DPH reports hospitalizations of confirmed and suspected Covid patients fell below 60 for the first time since September 4. Hospital capacity remains stable and able to respond to a potential surge.