Solano case count remains low, no new deaths – but COVID still active among us

By Roger Straw, Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Solano County reports 16 new infections today, now totaling 33,218 cases over the course of the pandemic.  It’s getting better, but it’s not over yet!  Stay safe, and remember

Solano County COVID report on Wednesday, May 26.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

Solano County reported 16 new COVID cases today.  We saw 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day.  In the first 26 days of May, Solano reported 741 new cases, an average of 28 per day.

JUNE 15 RE-OPENING Solano County Public Health highlighted on its dashboard this week that the State of California will discontinue COVID tier assignments on June 15.  The County references a thorough but outdated California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announcement of April 4, 2021.  A more current but less detailed CDPH announcement isBeyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors – Effective June 15.”  The ending of the State’s tier system is being hailed as a return to normal, but it falls short of that for Mega Events (gatherings of crowds greater than 5,000 [indoors] and 10,000 [outdoors]).  And… ALL of us are advised to get vaccinated and continue to take precautions when sharing indoors air with others who may or may not be vaccinated.

RED TIER / ORANGE TIER – Solano County remains in the red tier, unlike all other Bay Area counties which have moved into less restrictive tiers.  The Sacramento Bee reported on the State’s tier update yesterday, “Just eight counties remain in red.  Half of them — Sacramento, Nevada, San Joaquin and Solano — came in below six cases per 100,000 and may therefore move to orange next week if their rates hold below that mark. The other four — Del Norte, Shasta, Stanislaus and Yuba — came in over the threshold.”  (Note that Solano Public Health Department does not include ‘cases per 100,000’ in it’s daily update, and it’s only one of several metrics the State uses in determining tier assignments.  Stay tuned….)

MASKS Governor’s update: “California will align its mask guidance with CDC’s on June 15, 2021.  California will keep existing mask guidance in place until June 15 when it aims to fully reopen the economy. After that, the state plans to allow fully-vaccinated Californians to go without a mask in most indoor settings. You will still have the option to wear a mask if you choose.”  Governor’s update based on a May 3 CDPH guidance.

Solano’s Active cases are now at 148 down slightly from yesterday’s 154.  Our percent positivity rate rose today from yesterday’s 4.2% to 4.4%.

>> The virus is still active here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask in crowds and social distance if you’re not sure who’s vaccinated!  We will get through this together.

Cases by City on Wednesday, May 26:

  • Benicia remained steady today, total of 996 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon remained steady today, total of 1,913 cases.
  • Fairfield added 6 new cases today, total of 9,039 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 381 cases.
  • Suisun City remained steady today, total of 2,276 cases.
  • Vacaville added 7 new cases today, total of 8,669 cases.
  • Vallejo added only 3 new cases today, total of 9,841 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Tuesday, May 25:

The data on this page is from today’s and the previous Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated weekdays around 4 or 5pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for SummaryDemographics and Vaccines.  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.