Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
It’s great to wake up to a miracle. Especially when we’re facing a trifecta of trouble.
Still waiting for the Vaccine? Intrepid Director of DPH, Dr. Grant Colfax, gave us a brief preview of the slow roll out coming “soon” to SF.
Though DPH may have its problems, especially when it comes to communication, at least it’s not the DBI. (btw, a friend told me if you need something from DBI, be sure to bring bottle of Old Bushmill’s with you).
Scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Are SF hospitalizations levelling off? Maybe. Today’s numbers (as of January 4) of 60 ICU patients include 2 ICU transfers and suspected as well as confirmed Covid patients. For the week ending January 4, the weekly change in Covid positive patients rose a modest 8 percent. During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 34 percent and for Acute Care beds 31 percent. On January 3, DPH reports SF hospitals had 83 ICU beds and 421 Acute Care beds available.
Apparently, the holiday spirit did not include Covid tests. For the week ending December 29, the average number of daily Citywide tests was 6530, down from 9290 a week earlier.
San Francisco’s death toll has now surpassed 200. Of the 203 deaths, DPH reports 151 had one or more underlying conditions, and 4 had none. As for the other 48, it’s “unknown.”