Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
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Another day, another record number of hospitalizations, including confirmed and suspected Covid patients and 3 ICU transfers. For the week ending January 5, the weekly change in Covid positive patients rose 6 percent (which is within the DPH goal of keeping the weekly change below 10 percent). During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 33 percent and for Acute Care beds 30 percent. On January 5, DPH reports SF hospitals reported a big drop to 63 ICU beds and 360 Acute Care beds available. These daily numbers are in continuous flux and rarely track with the weekly averages. DPH does not report if available beds are staffed, but continues to assert 100 percent of required PPE on hand.
Though CADPH reports a small drop in the number of ICU patients, that may not be such good news.
As the City has begun testing more in highly impacted neighborhoods like the Mission and Bayview-Hunters Point, the positivity rate has risen. For the week ending December 30, the Citywide weekly average positivity rate rose to 5.24 percent, surpassing 5 percent for the first time since May 5.
DPH is now reporting deaths sooner than in previous months. That may account for the high number of deaths where underlying conditions are unknown. The high percentage of “unknowns” (23.4 percent) may also reflect the number of people dying who do not have health insurance or who are not enrolled in a health plan.