Wednesday, July 1: 114 new cases today,
1 new death. Since the outbreak started: 1,402 cases, 104 hospitalized, 25 deaths.
- Solano County reported 114 new cases today, total of 1,402 cases since the outbreak started. Over the last 7 days, Solano reported 338 new cases, an average of 48 per day.
- 1 new deaths today, total of 25, 2 more hospitalized, total of 41 currently, 104 since the outbreak started.
- Solano reported 98 more ACTIVE cases today, total of 307. This figure has been on a yoyo this week. For whatever reason, 250 last Friday, only 70 on Monday, back up to 209 yesterday and 307 today. An increasing number, no matter how you look at it….
- Note the drop in ICU beds Available, from 37% to 32%. Need to keep an eye on this one.
- Testing – Solano county reported 831 residents were tested since yesterday. Good progress!
Details and Demographics tab
The County’s new Public Health Dashboard design includes a second tab (panel), “Details and Demographics” (shown here). Note that both tabs are user interactive – hover over a chart (or tap) to get details. On this Details/Demographics tab, most of the small charts have a small additional tab showing the rate per 100,000. Go there and explore the two tabs. (Expand a chart by clicking the small button in its upper right corner.)
SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE
Yesterday’s Seven Day moving average of confirmed cases showed an uptick (see at right). Today’s chart is back to its misleading look, supposedly tracking as a 7-day average the increase of 717 cases (!) we have seen in the last 2 weeks…
Don’t let these “smoothed out” charts fool you – cases are up dramatically here. Masks and social distancing are still required and important! Today’s chart shows a 7-day moving average of 21 new cases per day, supposedly down from 27 in yesterday’s report.
- Youth 17 and under – 15 new cases today, total of 126 cases, only one ever hospitalized. Two weeks ago, there were only 52 cases among this age group – we’ve seen 74 new cases in 14 days! I continue to be alarmed for Solano’s youth. Cases among Solano youth have increased in recent weeks to 9% of the 1,402 total confirmed cases.
- Persons 18-49 years of age – 66 new cases today, total of 805 cases. This age group represents 57% of the 1,402 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups. The County reported no new hospitalizations among this age group today, and no new deaths. Total of 27 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths.
- Persons 50-64 years of age – 22 new cases today, total of 282 cases. This age group represents 20% of the 1,402 total cases. No new hospitalizations today, total of 35 hospitalized at one time. No new deaths, total of 3 deaths.
- Persons 65 years or older – 11 new cases today, total of 188 cases. This age group represents 13% of the 1,402 total cases. No new hospitalizations, total of 41 hospitalized at one time. 1 new death, total of 20 deaths. In this older age group, 22% were hospitalized at one time, a substantially higher percentage than in the lower age groups. And this group counts for 20 of the 25 deaths, or 80%.
- Vallejo added 28 new cases today, total of 534.
- Fairfield added 39 new cases today, total of 462.
- Vacaville added 17 new cases today, total of 200 cases.
- Suisun City added 8 new cases today, total of 89 cases.
- Benicia added 1 new case today, total of 27 cases.
- Dixon added 19 new case today, total of 70 cases.
- Rio Vista was reported greater than 10 cases for the first time today, showing a total of 14 cases. (The other cities added up to 112 of today’s 114 new cases, so… supposedly Rio Vista must have added 2 new cases. Perhaps the County failed to note Rio Vista as >10 yesterday?)
- Unincorporated areas – Although the County still still shows Unincorporated at <10 (less than 10), a little math tells the story: Solano’s unincorporated areas must account for the 6 cases unaccounted for in the other City totals. Residents and city officials have long pressured County officials for full and transparent city case counts. Finally we have complete city data for ALL areas of the County!
- A “Rate” column shows the rate of positive COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 population) for each city. Benicia is leading the way here, with a rate of only 97.9 cases per 100,000. Compare with other Solano cities in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 566 per 100,000 (up from 547 yesterday). Johns Hopkins lists the overall Solano County rate at 252 (unchanged, as it reflects incomplete data for yesterday). UPDATE: Johns Hopkins updated its listing for cases per 100,000 in Solano County to 314 (a significant jump, up from 252 on Tuesday).
RACE / ETHNICITY
The County report on race / ethnicity data includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics. There are also tabs showing a calculated rate per 100,000 by race/ethnicity for each of these boxes. This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate worse outcomes among black and brown Americans. As of today:
- White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 24% of cases, 22% of hospitalizations and 21% of deaths.
- Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases, but 29% of hospitalizations, and 38% of deaths.
- Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 37% of cases. They account for 25% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
- Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases and 15% of hospitalizations, but 21% of deaths.
The County’s new and improved Coronavirus Dashboard is full of much more information, too extensive to cover here on a daily basis. The Benicia Independent will continue to summarize daily and highlight a report or two. Check out the Dashboard at https://doitgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=055f81e9fe154da5860257e3f2489d67.