Tuesday, May 12: 9 new positive cases, 1 new death. Total now 388 cases, 11 deaths.
Previous report, Monday, May 11
Solano County reported 9 new positive cases today, total is now 388. 1 new death, total now at 11. One of the new cases was a young person under age 18. The death was an elder, age 65 or older. This makes 4 new deaths since Friday May 8.
BY AGE GROUP
- 1 new case of a young person under 19 years of age, total of 7 cases, just under 2% of the 388 confirmed cases.
- 5 of today’s 9 new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 279 cases, 72% of the total. No new deaths, total of 2. Note that only 34 of the 279 cases in this age group (12.2%) were hospitalized at one time. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 3 of today’s 28 new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 102 cases, 26.3% of the total. 2 new deaths, total of 9. (One of these deaths was included in yesterday’s overall County count but went unrecorded until now in this age-group chart.) Note that 26 of the 102 cases in this age group (25.5%) were hospitalized at one time, more than double the percentage in the mid-age group. (It is unclear whether the 7 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
HOSPITALIZATIONS: 61 of Solano’s 388 cases resulted in hospitalizations, same as yesterday. Good news – no increase.
ACTIVE CASES: 47 of the 388 cases are active, 1 more than yesterday. Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 13 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 34 of these 47 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 13 of the 61 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, same as 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.)
- Vallejo added 8 of today’s 9 new cases, total of 230.
- Fairfield remains at 67 cases.
- Vacaville added 1 of today’s 9 new cases, total of 37.
- Suisun City remains at 20 cases.
- Benicia remains at 18 cases.
- 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 372, 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 5,669 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of 93 residents tested since yesterday’s total of 5,576. This comes a week after the County announced the opening of new State run testing sites in Vacaville and Vallejo, open to anyone. When will we see our testing numbers surge?
· See Solano testing – by the numbers April 13 – present.
· See also Solano County announces testing available to all.
We have a long way to go: only 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Solano’s upward curve – as of May 12
This chart shows the infection’s steady upward trajectory in Solano County. Our “curve” continues to creep up. Our nursing homes, long-term care facilities and jails bear watching!