While the coronovirus grows again in San Francisco, city officials are pushing for the worst possible outcome: a massive transition from declines, possibly overloading the city’s health care system, and a sharp rise in the city’s dying toll .
In a virtual press conference on Thursday, San Francisco Department of Public Health Drs. Grant Colefax confirmed that the number of hospitalized COVID patients is higher than before, underscoring the urgent need for city residents to self-correct to reduce the spread of the virus. During the last peak in April, 94 people were hospitalized. Six weeks ago, the figure dropped to 26. But by the end of July, the number of hospitalizations increased to 107. One-quarter are in intensive care, Colefax said.