Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
The lackadaisical approach to retrofit quality control from the Department of Building Uninspection would be insane if San Francisco were built on a major fault line. Oops!
Julian reports the vote to unionize Dandelion Chocolate is too close to call.
Like in most matters, California and Texas have taken strikingly different responses to the virus and vaccination programs. How does it look at this stage?
There have been a lot of stories about “long Covid” but almost all have been individual tales. Little is understood, but that could change if medical professionals took a less “authoritarian” approach.
And Mission residents around Potrero del Sol remain unsatisfied with new plans for housing development on the edge of the park.
While waiting for The Vaccination, scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
Hospitalizations continue to fluctuate and remain below 30. Although dropping from yesterday’s totals, for the week ending April 18, the rate of weekly change in Covid positive patients rose 19 percent. During that week, the seven-day average availability of ICU beds was 35 percent and Acute Care availability was 24 percent. On April 18, DPH reports Covid patients comprised 4.2 percent of ICU occupancy and 1.4 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.