Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
SFDPH was late in posting figures today.
In the wake of the July surge in cases, Covid-19 deaths around the country are now spiking. Color of Corona Virus, reports deaths among Latinx and African-Americans are sharply rising. The new national numbers show the Latinx population suffered the greatest increase over the first two weeks of August, rising from 46 to 54 per 100,000 – an increase of nine per 100,000. The death rate of African Americans rose from 80 to 88 per 100,000 population – an increase of eight per 100,000. By contrast, the white population suffered half that increase, from 36 to 40 per 100,000, an increase of 4 per 100,000.
Though people of color suffer disproportionately from the virus, the Mission’s unhoused residents tell diverse stories.
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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.
Ten new cases were added to the Mission’s total which now stands at 1324. As Mission Local reported, UCSF ran a research project at 24th and Mission which revealed a positivity rate among Latinx close to five times the general SF rate. Though the project showed the critical importance of testing sites in transit hubs, and state officials say they will soon include a requirement that local governments extend services to hard-hit communities, the 24th and Mission testing site closed after the research was complete and has not been reopened.
DPH reports the seven-day average number of daily cases for the week ending September 1 is 70, or an average of 8.1 daily cases per 100,000 residents. These are the same numbers reported yesterday.
The Latinx population in San Francisco has had approximately 3 deaths and 580 positive cases per 100,000 residents.
Virtually no change reported in San Francisco or California R numbers. Not due to DPH delay.
Three new Acute Care patients and one new ICU patient raises the hospitalization total to 78. As of Sunday, 109 ICU beds and 545 Acute Care beds were available.
The seven-day rolling average of positive cases for the week ending September 1 was 2.11 percent, well below state and national rates.