Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Following “the science” which has been around for some time, the CDC this morning says 3 foot distancing in schools should be sufficient.
Various reports have the BII7 variant fueling a new surge in Michigan. A Michigan lab in the middle of it says take a deep breath and look closer at the epedemiology
Here’s a story I forgot to link to yesterday which is very worth reading. Apparently working conditions at Dandelion Chocolate are not as sweet as the product their workers produce.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
With farm working season coming back to California, Covid-19 R Estimation puts the R Number in heavily Latinx Imperial County at 1.07. It is the only county in California over 1 and bears watching. The ensemble gives the county a range from .55 to 1.06 for an average of .75.
According to the most recent data from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, last week SFGH had 3 Covid patients, UCSF had 21, Kaiser 11, CPMC Van Ness 6, and CPMC Mission 6.
Along with average case numbers and hospitalizations, the trend in the Citywide positivity rate has been flattening at a low rate. Note testing numbers are dramatically down from a weekly average of 9,206 reached on January 8. They are also down from the average number for the week ending March 1, which was 5,939.3.
DPH has reported 4 deaths so far this month. In February 56 deaths were reported and 137 in January. DPH only provides (very limited) demographic data on cumulative deaths .