Wednesday, June 10: 7 new positive cases, no new deaths. Total now 617 cases, 23 deaths.
Previous report, Tuesday, June 9
- Solano County reported 7 new positive cases today, total of 617.
- No new deaths today, total of 23.
- Active cases – no new active cases since yesterday, total 55.
- Good progress in testing – reporting 715 residents tested since yesterday.
- Youth – 2 new cases since yesterday among the 17 and under age group, total 37. There have been 32 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 28 days, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior.
BY AGE GROUP
(Note new bar graph key:the GREEN bar in the County’s chart no longer represents “Non-severe” cases. Rather, it represents the TOTAL of all cases: non-severe cases, those hospitalized and deceased persons.)
- 2 new cases among those 17 and under, total of 37 cases, including one hospitalization. Our concern remains: cases among youth have increased in recent weeks to 6.0% of the 617 total confirmed cases. And there have been 32 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 28 days, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior.
- 4 new cases among persons 18-49 years of age, total of 287 cases. 1 new hospitalization, no new deaths, total of 24 hospitalized and 2 deaths. This age group represents 46.5% of the 617 total cases, the highest percentage of all age groups. 24 of the 287 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, just over 8% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- No new cases among persons 50-64 years of age, total of 155 cases, total of 30 hospitalized at one time and 3 deaths. This age group represents 25.1% of the 617 total cases. 30 of the 155 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, a little over 19% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 3 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 1 new case among persons 65 years or older total 138 cases, including no new hospitalizations and no new deaths, total of 38 hospitalized and 18 deaths. This age group represents just over 22% of the 617 total cases. 38 of the 138 cases in this age group (27.5%) were hospitalized at one time, a substantially higher percentage than in the lower age groups. (It is unclear whether the 18 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
- Vallejo added 2 new casestoday, total of 324.
- Fairfield added 2 new cases today, total of 136.
- Vacaville added 1 new case today, total of 71 cases.
- Suisun City added 1 new case today, total of 40 cases.
- Benicia remained at 24 cases.
- Dixon added 1 new case today, total of 12 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 607, 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 617 cases resulted in hospitalizations since the outbreak started, 1 more today. 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, plus 3 more on June 2. We are back to 1 or 2 a day lately – will need to keep our eyes on these numbers.
ACTIVE CASES: 55 of the 610 cases are currently active, same as yesterday. Active cases had been trending lower until a steep increase yesterday. We were at 72 active cases just 12 days ago on May 28; down to 42 on Monday and bouncing back up to 55 yesterday. Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 15 of the active cases are currently hospitalized, which leaves 40 of these 55 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 15 of the 93 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized,same as yesterday. 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 14,768 residents have been tested as of today, a big increase of 715 residents tested since yesterday! We have heard rumors that there is talk of closing a testing site due to low numbers of Solano residents seeking tests. 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 3.3% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Solano’s curve – cumulative cases as of June 10
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!