Thursday, April 16: fifteen new cases! No new deaths, total now 156 cases, 2 deaths
Last report (Wednesday, April 15):
Solano County reported 15 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 156. No new deaths in Solano County – still 2.
As of today:
- No additional positive cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 2.
- All 15 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 127 cases, increasing to 81%, of total confirmed cases. (No new deaths, total of 1).
- No additional cases were persons 65 or older, total of 27 cases, falling to 17% of the 156 total (including 1 death)
ACTIVE CASES: 37 of the 156 are active cases. This is 12 more than reported yesterday.
HOSPITALIZATIONS: The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) is significant. While 39 of the 156 cases resulted in hospitalizations, only 9 are currently hospitalized, 7 fewer than were reported yesterday. More good news: the County continues to estimate that our supply of ICU beds and ventilators is GOOD. (No information is given on our supply of PPE and staff.)
CITY DATA: Vallejo added 9 new cases, total of 62; Fairfield added 3 new cases, total of 38; Vacaville remains at 24 cases; and Suisun City added 1 new case, total of 11. Benicia, Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: all show <10 (less than 10). NOTE that the the above cities account for only 14 of today’s 15 new cases, so 1 of today’s new cases must have come from our three >10 cities / unincorporated areas. Residents and city officials have been pressuring County officials for city case counts for many weeks. Today’s data is welcome, but incomplete.
The Number of residents tested panel reports that 2,169 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of only 154 tested over yesterday’s total of 2,015. Approximately 5 tenths of 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
The blue bars in the chart, “Daily number of cases on the date that specimens were collected” is said to show why the County is interpreting a flattening of the curve. Note that the daily date in that chart refers to the date a sample was drawn and so reflects the lag time in testing.
Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of April 16
The chart above gives a clear picture of the infection’s trajectory in Solano County. Our COVID-19 curve continues may be slowing!
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