County lowers its Hospital Impact report on ICU beds from GOOD to MODERATE
Monday, April 20: eleven new cases no new deaths, total now 180 cases, 2 deaths:
Last report (Friday, April 17):
Solano County reported 11 NEW POSITIVE CASES over the weekend and today – total is now 180. No new deaths in Solano County – still stands at 2.
Over the weekend:
- 7 new cases were reported on Saturday 4/18
- 4 new cases were reported on Sunday 4/19
- 0 new cases were reported today, Monday 4/20
As of today:
- 1 additional positive case was a young person under 19 years of age, total of 3 cases, less than 2% of total confirmed cases.
- 9 of today’s 11 new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 148 cases, 82%, of the total 180 confirmed cases. (No new deaths, total of 1).
- 1 additional case was a person 65 or older, total of 29 cases, 16% of the 180 total. (No new deaths, total of 1).
ACTIVE CASES: 35 of the 180 are active cases. This is 2 more than previously reported on Friday, 4/17.
HOSPITALIZATIONS: 41 of Solano’s 180 cases resulted in hospitalizations (no change since Friday 4/17). The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) shows that only 10 are currently hospitalized, 2 fewer than yesterday. The County lowered its count of ICU beds available from GOOD to MODERATE, dipping below 30% for the first time. Our supply of ventilators continues at 31-100%, or GOOD. (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)
- Vallejo added 3 new cases, total of 70
- Fairfield added 4 new cases, total of 47
- Vacaville added 2 new cases, total of 26 cases;
- Suisun City remains at 11 cases.
- Benicia added 1 new case, total of 12.
- Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: all show <10 (less than 10). 1 of today’s new cases remains a mystery, coming from one of these locations. 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 Number of residents tested panel reports that 2,463 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of only 139 tested since Friday’s total of 2,324. Why the slowdown? Last week, around 150 new tests were reported daily. Was testing halted on the weekend? (I have no information as to the reason for the slow pace of testing in Solano County – inadequate supply of kits, perhaps?) Only 55 hundredths 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.