Friday, April 24: eight new cases, no new deaths, total now 199 cases, 4 deaths
Yesterday’s report, Thursday, April 23
Solano County reported 8 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 199. No new deaths, total now at 4. As of today:
BY AGE GROUP
- 1 new positive case of a young person under 19 years of age, total of 4 cases, 2% of total confirmed cases.
- 7 of the new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 165 cases, 83%, of the total. No new deaths, total of 2.
- No new cases of persons 65 or older, total of 30 cases, 15% of the total. No new deaths, total of 2.
The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) shows that only 11 of the 50 hospitalized cases are currently hospitalized, 2 more than yesterday. Note also that only 11 of the 22 active cases are currently hospitalized. The County’s count of ICU beds available remained below 30% for the second time today, “MODERATE.” Ventilator supply continues at 31-100%, or “GOOD. ” (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)
- Vallejo added 5 of today’s 8 new cases, total of 85.
- Fairfield added 1 of today’s 8 new cases, 48 cases.
- Vacaville added 2 of today’s 8 new cases, total of 28.
- Suisun City remains at 11 cases.
- Benicia remains at 12 cases.
- Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today all remain at <10 (less than 10). Residents and city officials have been pressuring County officials for city case counts for many weeks. Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.
The County reports that 2,627 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of only 43 tested since yesterday’s total of 2,584 . THIS IS NOT ENOUGH TESTING! Other California counties are expanding testing with multiple drive-through testing locations. Is Solano not planning to expand? Last week, around 150 new tests were reported daily, but the numbers dropped over the weekend and since. (I have no information as to the reason for the slow pace of testing in Solano County – inadequate supply of kits, perhaps?) Under 6 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” shows 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.