Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Although we’ve seen big jumps in the death toll over the past couple weeks, given the delays in reporting, the rate of increase over the past two months, most likely due to the recent surge, has dropped considerably. See below.
New data notes a serious decline in nursing home cases and deaths. Though reporters and others give vaccination credit, the fall began well before the vacines would have taken effect.
And while the pandemic may be easing in nursing homes, one of the the main underlying conditions, private equity ownership, still runs rampant (scroll down in article for the full study).
Are cases beginning to plateau across the country, and worldwide? Some see the beginning of a new surge based on the B117 variant.
One of the problems now facing the City is how to vaccinate the homeless population.
So far no one has come up with a way to vaccinate the DBI against corruption.
While waiting for The Vaccination, get a burger, and scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Based on the group’s population figures, as of February 23, Latinx residents have had a case rate of 1060 per 10,000 residents, Pacific Islanders 765, Native Americans 697, Blacks 442, Mult-racials 210, Whites 206 Asians 205, and Citywide rate has been 390 per 10,000 residents.
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.
Positive tests among Latinx residents has dropped below 6 percent for the first time. Between February 1 and February 23, the positivity rate for Latinx residents was 5.77 percent, Blacks 2.43 percent, Asians 2.2 percent, Mulit-racials 1.43 percent, and Whites 1.33 percent
Will the California 14 day positivity rate drop below 3 percent? Not long ago, January 8, the rate was 14 percent.
Since January 8, the seven-day rolling average of Covid cases in San Francisco’s nursing homes fell from 15 per day to 0 on February 15. Only 2 deaths in nursing homes have been recorded since January 1, for a total of 104 deaths or about 25 percent of all SF deaths.
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.
From January 1 to Februrary 19, SF Covid deaths have increased 64 percent. Since Februrary 1, the increase has been 6 percent.