Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
The Mission Local series highlighting class and race disparities in San Francisco’s Covid testing program has been recognized by a national journalism contest. Has it been recognized by DPH?
Further highlights on class and race “disparities” in our local health system come from last night’s “Health” Commission hearing. Let’s all watch how much Sutter pays MNHC for taking over its community clinics. If anything.
Yesterday, during a panel on lessons learned from the pandemic, UCSF’s Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo observed “The pandemic exposed the many vulnerabilities in our society, our inequities along age lines, along economic lines, along racial and ethnic lines.” No one disagreed.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Between February 13 and March 14, DPH added 152 new cases to the Mission or 25.5 new cases per 10,000 residents. Four others had rates over 20 new cases per 10,000 residents, while seventeen had rates between 10 and 20, two had rates less than 10 and fourteen neighborhoods (including Castro and Glen Park) had rates of less than 1 new case per 10,000 residents.
According to the most recent data from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, SFGH has 3 Covid patients and 68 percent ICU occupancy. Across the Mission, CPMC has 5 Covid patients and 66 percent ICU occupancy.
From 5.4 percercent positive in Februrary, the positive rate of Latinx tests as of March 14 was 2.15. Black positivity rate decreased from 2.39 percent to 1.16 percent, Asians from 2.1 to .83, Multi-racials from 1.17 to .95, Native Americans from 1.58 to .81, Pacific Islanders from 1.2 to .78 and Whites from 1.23 to .73.
Those over 60 comprise 91 percent of San Francisco Covid-related deaths, 68 percent with underlying conditions (other than age), 2 percent without underlying conditions.