Thursday, April 30: 9 new cases, no new deaths, total now 263 cases, 5 deaths
Solano County reported 9 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 263. No new deaths, total remains at 5.
BY AGE GROUP
- No new cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 5 cases, just under 2% of the 263 confirmed cases.
- 7 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 206 cases, 78%, of the total. No new deaths, total of 2. Note that only 29 of the 206 cases in this age group (14%) were hospitalized at one time. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 2 of today’s new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 52 cases, 20% of the total. No new deaths, total of 3. Note that 21 of the 52 cases in this age group (40%, nearly half) were hospitalized at one time. (It is unclear whether the 3 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
ACTIVE CASES: 55 of the 263 are active cases, again same as in yesterday’s report. Maybe the spread is leveling off, but don’t forget – there are 55 of us struggling with the virus here today, and presumably contagious. The county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 12 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 43 of these 55 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) is virtually the same as yesterday and the day before. 12 of the 51 hospitalized cases are currently hospitalized. And still only 12 of the 55 active cases are currently hospitalized. 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 5 of today’s 9 new cases, total of 122.
- Fairfield added 4 of today’s 9 new cases, total of 60.
- Vacaville remains at 35.
- Suisun City remains at 16.
- Benicia remains at 14.
- 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 247, leaving 16 cases located somewhere among the locations in this category. Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts. Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.
The County reports that 3,713 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of only 37 individuals since yesterday’s total of 3,676. So today we added only 37 and yesterday only 106, after days when the County reported 505 and 438 new tests. Why the significant drop? Testing should be on the increase! We have a long way to go: only 8 tenths of 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of April 30
The chart above shows the infection’s trajectory in Solano County. It’s too soon to tell, but we may be seeing a flattening of the curve!