Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
It’s been quite a year in the Mission since San Francisco’s first Covid-related death was recorded. Who knew?
The state has announced a new bureaucratic plan to address vaccine inequity. Not surprising to find It has problems such as leaving the City’s Covid ground zero out of the mix.
Good news for variant anxiety. The FDA has authorized the first molecular non-prescription at home test.
The campaign to turn back Newsom’s recall has announced the April opening of outdoor sports arenas, concerts and theme parks. Won’t be open long if this guy’s right.
In 2015, SFPD officer Eric Reboli shot Amilcar Perez Lopez in the back leading to one of the most egregious (but not unique) police misconduct investigation/coverups this town has seen. Now we learn Officer Reboli, still a stalwart in the Department, was accused of beating an innocent man 6 years before he killed Perez Lopez.
Meet Samuel Dominguez, a local artist whose prospects appear to be brightening.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Although substantially down from its peak in January, the seven day average of daily Latinx Covid cases, 12.1, has yet to reach its October low of 9.7.
Most recent numbers from the Federal Health and Human Services Department show SFGH with 10 Covid patients and 83 percent ICU occupancy. Across the Mission, CPMC also has 10 Covid patients and 41 percent ICU occupancy.
The Citywide testing rate in February was 146.8 tests per 1000 residents. Pacific Islanders had a rate of 503.3, Native Americans 417.5, Blacks 201.7, Whites 161.2, Asians 131, Latinx 127.5, and Multi-racials 103 tests per 1000 residents.
The 2.4 percent positivity rate is the lowest the state has seen since the pandemic began.
In San Francisco, deaths are reported at least a week after they are recorded. The number 432, first reported today, occurred no later than on Februrary 27. The graph gives a better picture of the trend line. In January, deaths increased 53 percent, while in February, deaths rose 11 percent.