Friday, June 12: 14 new positive cases, no new deaths. Total now 657 cases, 23 deaths.
Previous report, Thursday, June 11
- Solano County reported 14 new positive cases today, total of 657.
- No new deaths today, total of 23.
- 8 new active cases since yesterday, total 88.
- Good progress in testing – reporting 294 residents tested since yesterday (over 2,300 tested since Monday).
- Youth – 2 new cases since yesterday among the 17 and under age group, total 39. There have been 34 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 30 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(Note new bar graph key:the GREEN bar in the County’s chart no longer represents “Non-severe” cases.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 39 cases, including one hospitalization. Our concern remains: cases among youth have increased in recent weeks to 5.9% of the 657 total confirmed cases. And there have been 34 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 30 days, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior.
- 10 new cases among persons 18-49 years of age, total of 313 cases. No new hospitalizations or deaths, total of 24 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths. This age group represents 47.6% of the 657 total cases, the highest percentage of all age groups. 24 of the 313 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 7.7% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 2 new cases among persons 50-64 years of age, total of 163 cases. No new hospitalizations or deaths, total of 30 hospitalized at one time and 3 deaths. This age group represents 24.8% of the 657 total cases. 30 of the 163 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 18.4% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 3 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- Good news – no new cases among persons 65 years or older total 142 cases, including no new hospitalizations and no new deaths, total of 38 hospitalized at one time and 18 deaths. This age group represents 21.6% of the 657 total cases. 38 of the 142 cases in this age group (26.8%) 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%. (It is unclear whether the 18 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
- Vallejo added 3 new cases today, total of 333.
- Fairfield added 4 new cases today, total of 153.
- Vacaville added 5 new cases today, total of 79 cases.
- Suisun City added 2 new cases today, total of 45 cases.
- Benicia remained at 24 cases.
- Dixon remained at 13 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 647, 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 657 cases resulted in hospitalizations since the outbreak started, same as yesterday. 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 or even remaining steady as today – we need to keep our eyes on these numbers.
ACTIVE CASES: 88 of the 657 cases are currently active, 8 more than yesterday. Active cases had been trending lower until a steep increase this week. We were at 72 active cases just 12 days ago on May 28; down to 42 on this Monday June 8, and bouncing back up to 80 yesterday and 88 today. Below you will see that only 14 of the active cases are currently hospitalized, which leaves 74 of these 88 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 14 of the 93 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 3 fewer than yesterday, 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 15,510 residents have been tested as of today, an increase of 294 residents tested since yesterday (over 2,300 tested since Monday). 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 3.5% 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!