Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Big jumps in case and death numbers overnight. See below for more.
When Biden promises 100 million shots in 100 days, let’s keep in mind “shots” are not vaccinations.
Speaking of breaks, how about the Chron breaking with Willie Brown? As Joe reports, it’s only 12 years late.
And a sad farewell to Salvador Lopez, one of the best in the Mission. Que le vaya con Dios.
While you wait for the Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
As you can see from the chart, case numbers for Latinx residents continue to soar above the other groups. Here’s a piece about L.A. where the death toll for among Latinx residents has risen 800 percent in recent months.
Today’s numbers include 3 transfers in ICU and 1 in Acute Care. In a positive sign, though probably short-lived, for the week ending January 14, the weekly change in Covid positive patients rose only 2 percent. During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 25 percent and for Acute Care beds 23 percent. On January 11, DPH reports 63 ICU beds and 350 Acute Care beds available. DPH does not report if available beds are staffed, but continues to assert 100 percent of required PPE on hand.
Hospitalizations appear to be tapering off, but that may be due to zero capacity.
As tests increase, the Citywide positivity rate continues to fall, which may indicate who’s getting tested. For the week of January 8, with an average of over 9000 daily tests, the average Citywide positivity rate slid below 5 percent for the first time since the week ending December 28 when there was an average of 6800 daily tests
Yesterday’s death toll, 241, was first recorded on December 31. Of the 254 deaths, 183 had one or more underlying conditions, and 6 had none. The rest are “unknown.”