Tuesday, June 9: 20 new positive cases, no new deaths. Total now 610 cases, 23 deaths.
Previous report, Monday, June 8
- Solano County reported 20 new positive cases today, total of 610.
- No new deaths today, total of 23.
- Active cases – 13 new active cases since yesterday, now 55 active cases.
- Good progress in testing – reporting 893 residents tested since yesterday.
- Youth – 2 new cases since yesterday among the 17 and under age group. There have been 30 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 27 days, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior.
BY AGE GROUP
(Note new bar graph key: the GREEN bar in the County’s chart no longer represents “Non-severe” cases. Rather, it represents the TOTAL of all cases: non-severe cases, those hospitalized and deceased persons.)
- 2 new cases among those 17 and under, total of 35 cases, including one hospitalization. Our concern remains: cases among youth have increased in recent weeks to 5.7% of the 610 total confirmed cases. And there have been 30 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 27 days, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior.
- 12 new cases among persons 18-49 years of age, total of 283 cases. No new hospitalizations or deaths, total of 23 hospitalized and 2 deaths. This age group represents 46% of the 610 total cases, the highest percentage of all age groups. 23 of the 283 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, just over 8% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 3 new cases among persons 50-64 years of age, total of 155 cases, including 1 new hospitalization, total of 30 hospitalized. No new deaths, total of 3 deaths. This age group represents 25.4% of the 610 total cases. 30 of the 155 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, a little over 19% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 3 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 3 new cases among persons 65 years or older total 137 cases, including no new hospitalizations and no new deaths, total of 38 hospitalized and 18 deaths. This age group represents just over 22% of the 610 total cases. 38 of the 137 cases in this age group (almost 28%) were hospitalized at one time, a substantially higher percentage than in the lower age groups. (It is unclear whether the 18 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
- Vallejo added 6 new cases today, total of 322.
- Fairfield added 7 new cases today, total of 134.
- Vacaville added 6 new cases today, total of 70 cases.
- Suisun City remained at 39 cases.
- Benicia added 1 new case today, total of 24.
- Dixon remained at 11 cases.
- Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today both remain at <10 (less than 10). The total numbers for other cities add up to 600, leaving 10 cases somewhere among the 2 locations in this “<10” category (same as last reported). Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts. Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.
TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 92 of Solano’s 610 cases resulted in hospitalizations since the outbreak started, 1 more today. Cumulative hospitalizations is a most important stat to watch. On May 1 there were 51 hospitalizations, and the daily increase was relatively steady, adding 2 or less each day. But on May 22, the County reported 4 new hospitalizations, 9 more on May 29, plus 3 more on June 2. We are back to 1 or 2 a day lately – will need to keep our eyes on these numbers.
ACTIVE CASES: 55 of the 610 cases are currently active, 13 more than yesterday! Active cases had been trending lower until this steep increase. We were at 72 active cases just 12 days ago on May 28; down to 42 yesterday and now bouncing back up to 55. Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 15 of the active cases are currently hospitalized, which leaves 40 of these 55 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 15 of the 92 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 3 more than 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.).
TESTING: The County reports that 14,053 residents have been tested as of today, a big increase of 893 residents tested since yesterday! We have heard rumors that there is talk of closing a testing site due to low numbers of Solano residents seeking tests. Testing will continue to be a very important way of limiting and tracking outbreaks – please go get a test if you can! Testing sites in Vallejo and Vacaville are open to anyone – see locations below. We have a long way to go: only 2.9% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Solano’s curve – cumulative cases as of June 9
This chart shows that the infection’s steady upward trajectory is not flattening in Solano County. Our nursing homes, long-term care facilities and jails bear watching, and social distancing is still incredibly important: everyone stay home if you don’t need to go out, wear masks when you do go out (especially in enclosed spaces), wash hands, and be safe!