While the Covid-19 case rate in San Francisco has dropped from a rolling average of over 270 new cases per day on August 2 to an average of 230 new cases a day as of August 5, an average which should drop under 200 within the next few days, that’s still up from an average of under 15 new cases per day this past June and a first wave peak of 131 new cases per day in July of last year.
And with hospitalizations lagging case rates, there are now 111 hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients in San Francisco, versus only 10 in early June, with 33 people in an ICU.
There were 111 Covid-19 hospitalizations in San Francisco at the peak of the first wave in 2020.
UPDATE (8/18): There are now 115 hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients in San Francisco, including 38 people in ICUs. There were 37 ICU beds occupied by Covid-19 patients at the peak of hospitalizations in July of last year.
UPDATE (8/19): While the average number of daily new COIVD-19 cases confirmed in San Francisco has dropped under 200 (192) for the first time since late July, as we forecast above, there are now 123 hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients in San Francisco, including 37 people in Intensive Care.