Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
As the British invasion (variant B117) threatens, positivity rates and new case numbers stagnate while the R number slowly rises.
Though numbers are currently small, a new study confirms the variant will likely be dominant by March. I am reminded me of Peter Khoury’s writing on the challenges of thinking about exponential growth, here and here.
In case you were worried, there are no new variants to the standard nepostic practices at the Department of Building Inspection.
And Naomi, taking her cue from Nikolai Gogol, counts souls in San Francisco.
Scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Based on it’s resident population, for the month of January, Latinx residents had a case rate of 192.56. The rate in December was 241.39. In January the Citywide rate was 81.3 while in December it was 95.6.
A look at the crisis in Los Angeles shows how well our privatized and decentralized hospital system works. Or not.
The Citywide average positivity rate remains around 3 percent. Between December 5 and February 5, Mission residents had a positivity rate of 5.12 percent, based on 33,657 tests.
It should come as no surprise that community based contact tracing and isolation support works best. That’s happening now in the Mission, but why did the City take so long to implement it.
As a consequence of the recent surge, the City’s case fatality rate (CFR) has risen to 1.07 percent.