Friday, May 1st: 3 new cases, no new deaths, total now 266 cases, 5 deaths
Solano County reported 3 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 266. No new deaths, total remains at 5.
- 1 new case of a young person under 19 years of age, total of 6 cases, just under 2% of the 266 confirmed cases.
- 2 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 208 cases, 78%, of the total. No new deaths, total of 2. Note that only 29 of the 208 cases in this age group (14%) were hospitalized at one time. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- No 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: 40 of the 266 are active cases, a significant drop from yesterday’s total of 55. Maybe the spread is leveling off, but don’t forget – there are still 40 of us struggling with the virus in Solano County 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 28 of these 40 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 11 of the 51 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized – one fewer than yesterday. And only 11 of the 40 active cases are currently hospitalized, leaving 29 of them out and about and hopefully quarantined at home. 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 all 3 of today’s new cases, total of 125.
- Fairfield remains at 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 250, leaving 16 cases located somewhere among the locations in this “<10” 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 4,099 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of 386 individuals since yesterday’s total of 3,713. Much better than Thursday when we added only 37 and Wednesday only 106, but still not up to the earlier days when the County reported 505 and 438 new tests. Testing needs to be on the increase! We have a long way to go: less than 9 tenths of 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of May 1
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!