Monday, July 6: 264 new cases today,
no new deaths. Since the outbreak started: 1,740 cases, 107 hospitalized, 25 deaths.
- Solano County reported 264 new cases over the 4-day holiday, total of 1,740 cases since the outbreak started. Over the last 7 days, Solano reported 614 new cases, an average of 88 per day.
- No new deaths today, total of 25.
- Hospitalizations – Solano is reporting 13 fewer currently hospitalized, total of 27, but 2 more hospitalized since the outbreak started, total of 107. (Hospitals discharging more than they are admitting.)
- Solano reported 76 fewer ACTIVE cases today, total of 293. This figure has been climbing: a week ago there were 70 active cases, increasing to a high of 369 on Thursday, and now back down to 293. A whole lot of infected people among us, hopefully quarantined.
- ICU beds Available increased 3% to 35%. Ventilators Available dropped 2% to 88%.
- Testing – Solano County reported 2,011 residents were tested over the 4-day holiday, total nearing 34,000. We still have a long way to go: only 7.6% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Details and Demographics tab
The County’s Public Health Dashboard includes a second tab (panel), “Details and Demographics” (shown here). Note that the Summary tab and this Details tab are both user interactive – hover over a chart (or tap) to get details. On this Details tab, most of the small charts have a small additional tab showing the rate per 100,000. Go there and explore the two tabs. (Expand a chart by clicking the small button in its upper right corner.)
- Youth 17 and under – 32 new cases today, total of 164 cases, and 1 new hospitalization. Two weeks ago, there were only 70 cases among this age group – we’ve seen nearly 100 new cases in 14 days! I continue to be alarmed for Solano’s youth. Cases among Solano youth have increased in recent weeks to over 9% of the 1,740 total confirmed cases.
- Persons 18-49 years of age – 165 new cases today, total of 1,027 cases. This age group represents 59% of the 1,740 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups. The County reported 1 new hospitalization among this age group today, total of 29 hospitalized at one time, and 2 deaths.
- Persons 50-64 years of age – 49 new cases today, total of 339 cases. This age group represents 19% of the 1,740 total cases. No new hospitalizations today, total of 35 hospitalized at one time. No new deaths, total of 3 deaths.
- Persons 65 years or older – 18 new cases today, total of 209 cases. This age group represents 12% of the 1,740 total cases. No new hospitalizations, total of 41 hospitalized at one time. No new deaths, total of 20 deaths. In this older age group, 20% were hospitalized at one time, a substantially higher percentage than in the lower age groups. And this group counts for 20 of the 25 deaths, or 80%.
- Vallejo added 62 new cases today, total of 620.
- Fairfield added 98 new cases today, total of 587.
- Vacaville added 52 new cases today, total of 263 cases.
- Suisun City added 21 new cases today, total of 113 cases.
- Benicia added 4 new cases today, total of 33 cases.
- Dixon added 25 new case today, total of 101 cases.
- Rio Vista added 1 new case, total of 16 cases.
- Unincorporated areas –Although the County still still shows Unincorporated at <10 (less than 10), a little math tells the story: Solano’s unincorporated areas must account for the 1 new case unaccounted for in the other City totals.
- A “Rate” column shows the rate of positive COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 population) for each city. Benicia is leading the way here, with a rate of only 119.7 cases per 100,000. Compare with other Solano cities in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 658 per 100,000 (up from 566 yesterday). Johns Hopkins lists the overall Solano County rate at 330 (unchanged, as it reflects incomplete data for today).
RACE / ETHNICITY
The County report on race / ethnicity data includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics. There are also tabs showing a calculated rate per 100,000 by race/ethnicity for each of these boxes. This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate worse outcomes among black and brown Americans. As of today:
- White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 23% of cases, 21% of hospitalizations and 21% of deaths.
- Black Americans are 13% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases, but 29% of hospitalizations, and 38% of deaths.
- Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 35% of cases. They account for 26% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
- Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases and 14% of hospitalizations, but 21% of deaths.
The County’s new and improved Coronavirus Dashboard is full of much more information, too extensive to cover here on a daily basis. The Benicia Independent will continue to summarize daily and highlight a report or two. Check out the Dashboard at https://doitgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=055f81e9fe154da5860257e3f2489d67.