Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Shocked by the new death toll? Take a deep breath (unless you’re in a crowded, congested, unventilated room) and see below.
We know more today about the coronovirus than we did a year ago, but how much is really known?
One thing we’ve learned about the response to the virus, is that without adequate public health interventions — test, trace, quarantine — whether economies are opened or closed, the same people are most at risk.
When the next pandemic hits, will our crippled, underfunded public health infrastructure be ready to do more than tell people to wear masks and keep away from each other?
Meet Evelyn Fong and Martha Ruiz de la Peña, who fell in love in a video store.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Other than a small increase in ICU patients, hospitalizations have remained essentially flat during most of the month. For the week ending April 16, the rate of weekly change in Covid positive patients fell 4 percent. During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 35 percent and Acute Care availability was 25 percent. On April 16, DPH reports Covid patients comprised 4.2 percent of ICU occupancy and 1.1 percent of Acute Care occupancy. No, DPH still does not provide any demographic or cumulative information regarding hospitalizations.
The latest data from the Federal Health and Human Services department shows last week SFGH had 7 Covid patients and 82 percent ICU occupancy, while across the Mission, CPMC had 2 Covid patients and 54 percent ICU occupancy.