Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
Increasing ICU patients in SF hospitals tops the Covid news today. See below. But first . .
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Of course diners will need protection too.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Since April 9, the Covid ICU patient count has increased from 3 to 11 (266 percent). At a time when new case numbers and positivity rates are low, this may reflect those who have not received, or refused, the vaccine. For the week ending April 17, the rate of weekly change in Covid positive patients rose 10 percent. During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 34 percent and Acute Care availability was 24 percent. On April 17, DPH reports Covid patients comprised 4.5 percent of ICU occupancy and 1.5 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, 25 percent of all Covid patients from reporting hospitals.