Monday, May 4th: 53 new cases, 1 new death, total now 320 cases, 6 deaths
Previous report, Friday, May 1
Solano County reported 1 new case late on Friday and 53 NEW POSITIVE CASES over the weekend and Monday – total is now 320. 1 new death, total now at 6.
OVER THE WEEKEND:
- 50 new cases were reported on Saturday 5/2
- 3 new cases were reported on Sunday 5/3
- No new cases were reported today, Monday 5/4
- (Note also that 1 new case was added on Friday 5/1 AFTER the 4pm report was posted, raising Friday’s total to 267.)
- No new cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 6 cases, less than 2% of the 320 confirmed cases.
- 23 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 231 cases, 72%, of the total (down from 78% on Friday). No new deaths, total of 2. Note that only 31 of the 231 cases in this age group (13.4%) were hospitalized at one time. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 31 of today’s new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 83 cases, 26% of the total (up from 20% on Friday).
Today’s 1 new death was a person in this age group, total now of 4. Note that 22 of the 83 cases in this age group (only 26.5%, down from 40%, on Friday) were hospitalized at one time. The percentage drop is surely due to the major increase of cases in the cluster outbreak at Windsor Vallejo Nursing Home, where most infected residents were evidently moved to a separate wing rather than to a hospital. (It is unclear whether the 4 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized, nor whether any came from Windsor Vallejo.)
ACTIVE CASES: 65 of the 320 are active cases, an increase of 15 over Friday’s total of 40. The county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 14 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 51 of these 65 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 14 of the 54 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 3 more than on Friday. 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 50 of today’s 53 (54) new cases, total of 175.
- Fairfield added 1 new case, total now at 61.
- Vacaville added 1 new case, total now at 36.
- Suisun City remains at 16.
- Benicia added 2 new cases, total now 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 304, 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 5,160 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of 1,061 residents over the 3 days since Friday’s total of 4,099. That is only an average of just over 350 per day, about the same as on last Friday, but much better than Thursday when we added only 37 and Wednesday only 106. We are still not up to the earlier times when the County reported daily increases of 505 and 438 new tests. Testing numbers need to be much higher! 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 4
The chart above shows Saturday’s big jump in the infection’s trajectory in Solano County. We may be seeing a flattening of the overall curve, but our nursing homes bear watching! (And I haven’t heard anything about Solano County jails….)