Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
The Vaccination didn’t come this morning. Tomorrow, for sure, maybe, as the City health officials and private providers promise to vaccinate everyone in the City by June 30.
Scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
As of January 18, per 10,000 residents, Latinx residents had 944 cases, Pacific Islanders 735, Native Americans 631, Blacks 365, Multi-racial 183, Whites 174, Asians 167 cases. The Citywide average was 337 cases per 10,000 residents.
Although still packed, SF hospitals report a dropping off of Covid patients. Today’s numbers include 3 ICU transfers, and 5 transfers in Acute Care. For the week ending January 19, the weekly change in Covid positive patients dropped 5 percent. During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 25 percent and for Acute Care beds 25 percent. On January 19, DPH reports 75 ICU beds and 373 Acute Care beds available. DPH does not report if available beds are staffed, but continues to assert 100 percent of required PPE on hand.
Of the 661 tests collected on Wednesday at the 24th Street BART station, 9.3 percent were positive. Latinx tests had a 11.36 percent positivity rate and non-Latinx tests had a positivity rate of 4.09 percent.
Of the estimated 2524 San Francisco residents in nursing homes, 608 have tested positive for approximately 2 percent of SF cases. The average number of nursing home daily cases has gone down from 19 on January 4 to 4 on January 12.
Nursing home residents make up 26 percent of the current SF Covid deaths. Since October 15, reported Covid deaths in San Francisco have risen over 117 percent.