Wednesday, May 13: 9 new positive cases, 1 new death. Total now 397 cases, 12 deaths.
Previous report, Tuesday, May 12
Solano County reported 9 new positive cases again today, total is now 397. And again, we have 1 new death, total now at 12. Also just like yesterday, another new case was a young person under age 18. And again as yesterday, the death was an elder, age 65 or older. This makes 5 new deaths in just 5 days since Friday May 8.
BY AGE GROUP
- 1 new case of a young person under 19 years of age, total of 8 cases, just over 2% of the 397 confirmed cases.
- 2 of today’s 9 new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 281 cases, 71% of the total. No new deaths, total of 2. Note that only 35 of the 281 cases in this age group (12.5%) were hospitalized at one time. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 6 of today’s 28 new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 108 cases, 27% of the total. 1 new death, total of 10. Note that 26 of the 108 cases in this age group (24.1%) were hospitalized at one time, nearly double the percentage in the mid-age group. (It is unclear whether the 10 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
HOSPITALIZATIONS: 61 of Solano’s 397 cases resulted in hospitalizations, same as yesterday. Good news – no increase.
ACTIVE CASES: More good news: only 42 of the 397 cases are active, and this is 5 fewer than yesterday. Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 15 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 27 of these 42 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 15 of the 61 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 2 more than yesterday. (Don’t ask me how TOTAL hospitalizations can remain at 61 while CURRENTLY hospitalized increases by 2. There must be an error or a correction of a previous error….) 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.)
This report mirrors exactly yesterday’s report:
- Vallejo added 8 of today’s 9 new cases, total of 238.
- Fairfield remains at 67 cases.
- Vacaville added 1 of today’s 9 new cases, total of 38.
- 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 381, 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 5,934 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of 265 residents tested since yesterday’s total of 5,669. This comes a week after the County announced the opening of new State run testing sites in Vacaville and Vallejo, open to anyone. Are we beginning to 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 1.2% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Solano’s upward curve – as of May 13
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!