Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
San Francisco has now officially surpassed 500 Covid-related deaths. It’s been a tough year.
And today some schools will open to in-person learning. Though a moment for rejoicing, especially with superintendent Vincent Matthews back for another year, as Joe reports, kids in classrooms won’t be without unusual challenges.
Vaccinations are not without their challenges either. Some breakthrough infections have been reported, but the number is few and the vaccine efficacy in preventing serious illness and hospitalization continues to look very promising.
Another major challenge is vaccinating immigrant workers, often the most essential(ly) screwed. An Identification requirement only makes matters worse.
Meet David Liu who sells fruit and enjoys social interaction.
Meet Max Johnson, who enjoys the sunlight on Bartlett between 21st and 22nd.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Since the beginning of March, average new case numbers have been going down for all groups except Whites.
DPH is back to reporting hospitalizations and the reports are pretty good, especially the low number of ICU patients. Because DPH does not report hospitalization demographics, it’s difficult to judge impact of the vaccine. Reflecting last week’s rise, for the week ending April 8, the rate of weekly change in Covid positive patients rose 22 percent. During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 36 percent and Acute Care availability was 25 percent. On April 8, Covid patients comprised 1 percent of all ICU and 1.5 percent of all Acute Care patients.
The latest data from the Federal Health and Human Services department shows SFGH with 8 Covid patients and 83 percent ICU occupancy, while across the Mission, CPMC had 2 Covid patients and 51 percent ICU occupancy.