Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
The Mission has always been the heart of San Francisco, and this year the Mission became the place where science and community activism joined forces to combat a deadly virus and to serve the people most in need.
More grist for the schools debate. The CDC recently concluded a study showing teachers to be the main source of transmission in one district’s schools.
Is the CDC following the science? Charging weak CDC guidance contributes to inadequate workplace saftey, National Nurses United calls on the CDC to explicitly recognize that Covid is transmitted through infectious aerosols.
Locally, a man was stabbed to death at the SOMA West skatepark.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Based on a group’s population, Latinx residents had a case rate of 242 in January. Thus far in Februrary, the new case rate for Latinx is 48, for Native Americans 36.7, for Blacks 32.5, for Asians, 17.6, for Multi-racials 10, for Whites 13.5 and for Pacific Islanders 0.
Of 112 San Francico Covid patients reported to the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, 81 were being cared for at UCSF, Kaiser and SFGH.
Between December 21 and February 21, Mission residents took 30,485 tests with a posivity rate of 4.55 percent. Castro, Noe Valley and Glen Park had positivity rates for that period below 2 percent. Bayview Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley had positivity rates in excess of 7 percent.
So far in February, 51 unhoused SF residents have tested positive for the virus. The most current total number of positive tests for unhoused residents is 658.
Cumulative Covid Deaths in San Francisco
While we revise our Covid deaths graph, here’s the DPH chart taken from their website: https://data.sfgov.org/stories/s/dak2-gvuj.
DPH reports 1 new death among the unhoused, bringing the total to 3. Counting Covid deaths seems more an art than a science, particularly because not all states in the U.S. or counties in California have the same definition for which deaths get reported in official Covid statistics. In San Francisco DPH reports those deaths “suspected to be associated with COVID-19 or have COVID-19 listed as the cause of death. Deaths are reported by medical providers and the medical examiner.” Underlying conditions, though a key factor in Covid deaths are difficult to assess. Currently DPH reports 67.8 percent of SF Covid deaths had one or more underlying condition, whereas 2.5 percent had none. The rest were unknown.