Monday, June 22: 73 new positive cases, no new deaths. Total 933 cases, 23 deaths.
- Solano County reported 73 new positive cases today, total of 933 cases.
- No new deaths today, total of 23, and no new hospitalizations, total of 98.
- Solano reported 8 fewer ACTIVE cases today, total 168.
- Testing – Solano county reported 4,193 residents were tested over 3 days since Friday’s report.
- Youth – 7 new cases since Friday among the 17 and under age group, total 70. There have been 65 new cases among Solano youth in the last 6 weeks, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior. (More on Solano youth data below.)
New Dashboard Design – 2 panels
The County’s new design includes the “Summary Data” panel (above) and the “Details/Demographics” panel (here below). I’m learning my way around, and will go into some detail below and more at a later date. For now, go there and explore the two panels. Note that both panels are user interactive – hover over a chart to get details. Note on the Details/Demographics panel that most of the charts have an additional tab showing the rate per 100,000.
SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE
The County has added an important new feature: a Seven day moving average chart. The chart is “The average of the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Solano County residents over the past 7 calendar days, by the date that their specimens were collected.” Here is today’s chart, with today’s average of 14 new cases per day. This chart surely shows a significant rise in the average number of cases during June.
- Youth 17 and under – 7 new cases today, total of 70 cases, only one ever hospitalized. 10 days ago, there were only 39 cases among this age group – we’ve seen over 30 new cases in 10 days! I am alarmed for Solano’s youth: there have been 59 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 6 weeks, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior! Cases among Solano youth have increased in recent weeks to 7.5% of the 933 total confirmed cases. According to the SF Chronicle, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the figure of coronavirus-infected kids younger than 18 at around 4% of those with the disease.” We are nearly double the national rate!
- Persons 18-49 years of age – 53 new cases today, total of 505 cases. The County again adjusted its count of hospitalizations among this group, reporting 1 fewer hospitalization today. No new deaths. Total of 25 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths. This age group now represents 54% of the 933 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups. 26 of the 505 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 5.1% of total cases in the age group.
- Persons 50-64 years of age – 10 new cases today, total of 204 cases. The County adjusted its count of hospitalizations, reporting 2 additional hospitalizations today, total of 33 hospitalized at one time. No new deaths, total of 3 deaths. This age group represents 21.9% of the 933 total cases. 33 of the 204 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 16.2% of total cases in the age group.
- Persons 65 years or older – 2 new cases today, total of 153 cases, including no new hospitalizations and no new deaths. Total of 39 hospitalized at one time and 18 deaths. This age group represents 16.4% of the 933 total cases. 39 of the 153 cases in this age group, 25.5% 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, or 78%.
Note the new “Rate” column, which shows the rate of COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 population) by city of residence. Benicia is leading the way here, with a rate of only 92 cases per 100,000. Compare with other Solano cities in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 450 per 100,000.
- Vallejo added 18 new cases today, total of 413.
- Fairfield added 35 new cases today, total of 279.
- Vacaville added 12 new cases today, total of 121 cases.
- Suisun City added 2 new cases today, total of 58 cases.
- Benicia remained at 25 cases.
- Dixon is reported at 6 new cases today, total of 24 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 920, leaving 13 cases somewhere among the 2 locations in this “<10” category (one more than last reported). Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts. Today’s data is welcome, but remains incomplete for folks in Rio Vista and unincorporated areas of the County.
RACE / ETHNICITY
The Dashboard is reporting on race / ethnicity data for the first time, including case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics. The first 3 of these boxes have a tab showing the rate per 100,000 for each race / ethnicity.
(PERSONAL NOTE: I ran out of time today, so you will need to go to the dashboard for details on Race/Ethnicity, Hospitalizations, Active Cases, Hospital Impact, and Testing. More on these tomorrow. Also, see Revealing comparison of two views of Solano County’s COVID-19 case chart – Feb 24 to June 19.)