Monday, June 15: 28 new positive cases (all on Saturday), no new deaths. Total now 685 cases, 23 deaths.
Previous report, Friday, June 12
- Solano County reported 28 new positive cases on Saturday, and held steady on Sunday and Monday, total of 685.
- No new deaths today, total of 23.
- 6 fewer active cases since Friday, total 82. (How is this possible with 28 new cases??)
- Good progress in testing – reporting 1,339 residents tested since Friday (over 400 per day).
- Youth – 1 new case since Friday among the 17 and under age group, total 40. There have been 35 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 33 days, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior.
- 1 new case among those 17 and under, total of 40 cases, including one hospitalization. Our concern remains: cases among youth have increased in recent weeks to 5.8% of the 685 total confirmed cases. And there have been 35 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 33 days, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior.
- 25 new cases among persons 18-49 years of age, total of 338 cases. No new hospitalizations or deaths, total of 24 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths. This age group represents 49.3% of the 685 total cases, the highest percentage of all age groups. 24 of the 338 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 7.1% of total cases in the age group.
- 1 new case among persons 50-64 years of age, total of 164 cases. No new hospitalizations or deaths, total of 30 hospitalized at one time and 3 deaths. This age group represents 23.9% of the 685 total cases. 30 of the 164 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 18.3% of total cases in the age group.
- 1 new case among persons 65 years or older total 143 cases, including no new hospitalizations and no new deaths, total of 38 hospitalized at one time and 18 deaths. This age group represents 20.9% of the 685 total cases. 38 of the 143 cases in this age group (26.6%) were hospitalized at one time, a substantially higher percentage than in the lower age groups. And this group counts for 18 of the 23 deaths, over 78%.
- Vallejo added 3 new cases since Friday, total of 336.
- Fairfield added 19 new cases since Friday, total of 172.
- Vacaville added 3 new cases since Friday, total of 82 cases.
- Suisun City added 1 new case since Friday, total of 46 cases.
- Benicia added 1 new case since Friday, total of 25 cases.
- Dixon added 1 new case since Friday, total of 14 cases.
- Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today both remain at <10 (less than 10). The total numbers for other cities add up to 675, leaving 10 cases somewhere among the 2 locations in this “<10” category (same as last reported). Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts. Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.
TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS: 93 of Solano’s 685 cases resulted in hospitalizations since the outbreak started, same as Friday and steady at 93 since last Wednesday, June 10. Cumulative hospitalizations is a most important stat to watch. On May 1 there were 51 hospitalizations, and the daily increase was relatively steady, adding 2 or less each day. But on May 22, the County reported 4 new hospitalizations, 9 more on May 29, and 3 more on June 2. We are back to 1 or 2 a day lately or even remaining steady as today. We need to keep our eyes on these numbers.
ACTIVE CASES: 82 of the 685 cases are currently active, 6 fewer than Friday. This is a something of a mystery, given that the County is reporting 28 NEW cases since Friday. Active cases had been trending lower until a steep increase last week. We were at 72 active cases on May 28; down to 42 on June 8, and bouncing back up to 88 on Friday June 12. Below you will see that only 14 of the active cases are currently hospitalized, which leaves 68 of these 82 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 14 of the 93 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, same as last Friday, good news! 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.)
TESTING: The County reports that 16,849 residents have been tested as of today, an increase of 1,339 residents tested over the weekend and today (over 440 tested each day). Testing will continue to be a very important way of limiting and tracking outbreaks – please go get a test if you can! Testing sites in Vallejo and Vacaville are open to anyone – see locations below. We have a long way to go: only 3.5% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
This chart shows that the infection’s steady upward trajectory is not flattening in Solano County. Our nursing homes, long-term care facilities and jails bear watching, and social distancing is still incredibly important: everyone stay home if you don’t need to go out, wear masks when you do go out (especially in enclosed spaces), wash hands, and be safe!