On April 9, Solano County reported 38 new COVID cases overnight, down from 51 last Thursday and 61 on last Friday. Solano reported a total of 292 new cases last week, averaging 42 per day, keeping us from joining all other Bay Area counties in the State’s orange tier. >> The virus is still on the move here. Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance! We will get through this together.
Recently, most new cases are among those of us aged 18-49!
Solano Age Groups – Total cases & new cases reported on April 9
0-17 Total Cases
New cases today
18-49 Total Cases
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50-64 Total Cases
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65+ Total Cases
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Ages 0-17 count for 11.8% of all cases Ages 18-49 count for 55.4% of all cases
Ages 50-64 count for 20.7% of all cases
Ages 65+ count for 12.1% of all cases
On average, those of us age 18-49 are most likely to catch the virus. The chart below shows the rate of Solano cases by age groups (per 100,000 population, as of today). Click the image for better detail.
COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Thursday, April 8:
The images on this page are from today’s and yesterday’s Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard. The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated weekdays around 4pm. On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information. Note the tabs at top for Summary, Demographics and Vaccines. Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.
161 Killed and 524 Injured in just the MASS shootings so far this year (4 or more victims)
By Roger Straw, April 9, 2021
The Gun Violence Archive shows so much more than just numbers. Each number represents the horrific story of friends’ and families’ nightmare. See the numbers below, and so much more at Gun Violence Archive.
“Mass Shootings are, for the most part an American phenomenon. While they are generally grouped together as one type of incident they are several with the foundation definition being that they have a minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed, not including any shooter who may also have been killed or injured in the incident.”
TOTAL OF 133 MASS SHOOTINGS JAN. 1 TO APR. 8, 161 KILLED, 524 INJURED
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson has long emphasized he’s a Second Amendment believer. He just doesn’t believe some weapons should be legal or purchased without extensive background checks.
So it wasn’t a surprise that the Democratic congressman from St. Helena was thrilled hearing President Biden’s announcement of a series of executive actions to curb what he called an “epidemic” of gun violence across the country at Thursday’s Rose Garden Ceremony.
“Today is a new day and I’m proud to have a president willing to do the tough work needed to help prevent gun violence and save lives,” Thompson said in a statement. “We need action on all fronts, from the President and the Congress, to help keep our communities safe. Gun violence takes thousands of lives each year and costs our country nearly $300 billion each year. It’s an epidemic and we must act to combat it.”
Calling gun violence “a public health crisis,” Biden announced six executive actions, adding that “nothing impinges on the Second Amendment.”
Biden is tightening regulations of buyers of “ghost guns” — homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts and milled with a metal-cutting machine and often lack serial numbers used to trace them. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop and there is no federal requirement for a background check.
Another action — more heavily regulating arm braces used to make firing a pistol more accurate — directly relates to the March shooting in Boulder, Colo., where such a device used to kill 10 people.
“Today’s Executive Actions are an important piece of what is needed to get ahead of the curve,” Thompson said in the morning statement. “These actions will better regulate ghost guns which increasingly are being used in gun violence incidents and concealable rifles like the gun used in the Boulder mass shooting. These are actions I have led the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in asking the president to take.”
The executive actions “are critical steps forward in our work to prevent gun violence. But they cannot be our last steps as more action is still needed. I remain firm in my work to ensure the Senate holds a vote on H.R. 8, my bipartisan bill to expand background checks and save lives. Our work must continue,” Thompson said.
Later Thursday afternoon in a brief phone interview, Thompson reiterated his support of Biden’s actions.
“I’ve been lobbying for this,” Thompson said before catching a flight back to the Bay Area. “I’ve been pushing this ever since the president was elected.”
The Rose Garden event “was very exciting,” Thompson said, attending the ceremony with “a handful of members of Congress, two senators, and I think four House members. There were a number of people who had gun violence prevention groups and a number of those who have lost their children, wives, husbands, loved ones to gun violence.”
Thompson was invited after the ceremony to the Oval Office, where he chatted briefly with Biden.
“I mentioned that the last time I had been to the White House was to have a meeting on gun violence with his (Biden’s) predecessor (Donald Trump), who made all kinds of promises of what he was going to do and how he was going to fix it. By the time I got to my office, the NRA called him and he already reversed his position.”
Thompson hinted that it was a relief working a president good on his word.
“This president not only knows this policy and knows what he is talking about, he’s heartfelt and committed,” Thompson said. “Every victim here (at the ceremony), this president sat down with.”
Biden “has worked with us to find solutions to gun violence,” Thompson said.
A pro-gun organization, The Second Amendment Foundation, sent a press release out Thursday morning, warning the Biden administration “that if it steps over its legal authority with any executive action or order regarding the constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms, legal action is a certainty.”
The threatening lawsuit didn’t surprise Thompson.
“That’s what they do,” he said. “There were cops there today who experience violence every day. They’re not for suing. The victims aren’t for suing. Members of Congress who have come forward with solutions weren’t for suing. I don’t think the American people are.”
Thompson said his background check bill headed to the Senate is supported by 90 percent of the public.
If and when it passes the Senate and is signed by the president, “I’m going to jump for joy,” Thompson said. “There should be background checks and not soon enough.”
27 new COVID-19 cases overnight. Still important to stay safe … ages 18-49 most likely to catch the virus.
Solano County COVID Dashboard on Thursday, April 8:Solano Cities – Benicia has lowest RATE of infections, Dixon and Vacaville have highest infection rates.
[Source: see below. See my ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID data (excel).]
On April 8, Solano County reported 27 new COVID cases overnight, down from 51 last Thursday and 61 on last Friday. Solano reported a total of 292 new cases last week, averaging 42 per day, keeping us from joining all other Bay Area counties in the State’s orange tier. >> The virus is still on the move here. Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance! We will get through this together.
Case rates/Hospitalization rates/Death rates by age group
Note that those of us age 18-49 are most likely to catch the virus. The chart shows the rate of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Solano County (per 100,000 population, as of today). Click the image for better detail.
COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Wednesday, April 7:
These images are from today’s and yesterday’s Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard. The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated weekdays around 4pm. On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information. Note the tabs at top for Summary, Demographics and Vaccines. Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.