Wednesday, May 6
12 new positive cases (11 in Vallejo),
1 new death of someone 65 or older.
Total now 337 cases, 7 deaths.
Previous report, Tuesday, May 5
Solano County reported 12 new positive cases today, total is now 337. 1 new death, total now at 7.
BY AGE GROUP
- No new cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 6 cases, less than 2% of the 337 confirmed cases.
- 10 of today’s 12 new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 246 cases, 73% of the total. No new deaths, total of 2. Note that only 33 of the 246 cases in this age group (13%) were hospitalized at one time. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 2 of today’s 12 new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 85 cases, 25% of the total. 1 new death of a person in this age group, total of 5. Note that 23 of the 83 cases in this age group (28%) were hospitalized at one time, more than double the percentage in the mid-age group. (It is unclear whether the 5 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
HOSPITALIZATIONS: 57 of Solano’s 337 cases resulted in hospitalizations, an increase of only 2 since yesterday. Relatively good news – a small increase.
ACTIVE CASES: 73 of the 337 are active cases, 13 more than yesterday’s total of 60. Presumably the 12 new cases are in this group – plus another? So we are to guess that a previously inactive case is now determined to be active? A relapse, or perhaps an error or correction? …Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 13 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 60 of these 73 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 13 of the 57 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, same as yesterday. The County’s count of ICU beds available and ventilator supply remains at “GOOD” at 31-100%. (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)
- Vallejo added 11 of today’s 12 new cases, total of 191.
- Fairfield added 1 of today’s 12 new cases, total of 62.
- Vacaville remains at 36.
- Suisun City remains at 16.
- Benicia remains at 16.
- Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today all remain at <10 (less than 10). Note that the numbers for other cities add up to 321, leaving 16 cases located somewhere among the locations in this “<10” category (same number as last reported). Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts. Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.
The County reports that 5,286 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of only 67 residents since yesterday’s total of 5,219. Testing numbers need to be much higher! See Solano testing – by the numbers April 13 – present. See also Solano County announces testing available to all. We have a long way to go: only 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of May 6
The chart above shows the infection’s trajectory in Solano County. We may be seeing a flattening of the overall curve, but it is still creeping up. Our nursing homes, long-term care facilities and jails bear watching!