Solano reports 21 new cases today, 4 hospitalized, no new deaths. Stay safe, and remember: People with mild COVID can have long-term health problems
Solano County COVID report on Friday, May 14.[Source: see far below. See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
On May 14, Solano County reported 21 new COVID cases. Our hearts go out to those 21 and their families and friends. RECENTLY: We saw 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day. In the first 14 days of May, Solano reported 497 new cases, an average of 36 per day. Reports are that our red-tier Solano County will not be joining all other Bay Area counties in opening to less restrictive tiers anytime soon.
We learned of 4 new hospitalizations today, all persons over 65 years of age. Solano’s Active cases fell today from 296 to 276. Our percent positivity rate also fell today from 7.4% to 6.9%, our first day under 7% since May 3rd, but still much higher than recent months. We have not seen rates this high since Feb. 22.
Cases among children and youth have increased alarmingly
|Percent of today’s new cases, age groups, May 14, 2021|
Compare TODAY (above) with percentages since LAST SUMMER (below). Note especially children and youth 0-17 years:
|Percent of ALL CASES SINCE JUNE 2020, age groups as of May 14, 2021|
Hospitalizations – new information today…
The Solano County COVID dashboard Summary tab only shows active hospitalizations for the current day (16 today – 3 more than yesterday). This number represents the total currently hospitalized after yesterday’s admissions and discharges. Little can be learned from this about the accumulated total of hospitalizations since the outbreak began.
But on the Demographics tab of the County dashboard, the County “occasionally” updates the accumulated total of hospitalizations by age group. These numbers were updated earlier this week and again today. Today the County reported 4 new hospitalizations, all persons age 65+. On Monday this week, the County reported 3 new hospitalizations since early April, and added another 6 on Tuesday. The 5-day increase of 13 hospitalizations includes 1 person age 18-49, 1 person 50-64 and 11 persons age 65+. We’ll keep an eye on this for more “occasional” updates.
|Solano County Total COVID Hospitalizations by AGE GROUPS as of May 14|
>> The virus is still on the move here. Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance! We will get through this together.
Cases by City on Friday, May 14:
- Benicia remained steady today, total of 983 cases since the outbreak began. Benicia averaged 2 cases/day in April.
- Dixon added 1 new case today, total of 1,899 cases.
- Fairfield added 6 new cases today, total of 8,966 cases.
- Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 370 cases.
- Suisun City remained steady today, total of 2,262 cases.
- Vacaville added 4 new cases today, total of 8,610 cases.
- Vallejo added 10 new cases today, total of 9,781 cases.
- Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.
The data on this page is from today’s and the previous Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard. The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated weekdays around 4 or 5pm. 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.