Thursday, June 11: 26 new positive cases, no new deaths. Total now 643 cases, 23 deaths.
Previous report, Wednesday, June 10
- Solano County reported 26 new positive cases today, total of 643.
- No new deaths today, total of 23.
- 25 new active cases since yesterday, total 80.
- Good progress in testing – reporting 448 residents tested since yesterday (over 2,000 tested since Monday).
- Youth – no 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 29 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(Note new bar graph key:the GREEN bar in the County’s chart no longer represents “Non-severe” cases.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.)
- No 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 5.7% of the 643 total confirmed cases. And there have been 32 new cases among those age 17 and under in the last 29 days, with only 6 new cases over the 5 weeks prior.
- 16 new cases among persons 18-49 years of age, total of 303 cases. No new hospitalizations or deaths, total of 24 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths. This age group represents 47% of the 643 total cases, the highest percentage of all age groups. 24 of the 303 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, just under 8% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 6 new cases among persons 50-64 years of age, total of 161 cases. No new hospitalizations or deaths, total of 30 hospitalized at one time and 3 deaths. This age group represents 25% of the 643 total cases. 30 of the 161 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 18.6% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 3 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 4 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 just over 22% of the 643 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. (It is unclear whether the 18 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
- Vallejo added 6 new cases today, total of 330.
- Fairfield added 13 new cases today, total of 149.
- Vacaville added 3 new cases today, total of 74 cases.
- Suisun City added 3 new cases today, total of 43 cases.
- Benicia remained at 24 cases.
- Dixon added 1 new case today, total of 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 633, 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 643 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 – will need to keep our eyes on these numbers.
ACTIVE CASES: 80 of the 643 cases are currently active, 25 more than yesterday! Active cases had been trending lower until a steep increase yesterday and today. We were at 72 active cases just 12 days ago on May 28; down to 42 on Monday and bouncing back up to 80 today. Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 17 of the active cases are currently hospitalized, which leaves 63 of these 80 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 17 of the 93 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 2 more than 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 15,216 residents have been tested as of today, a good increase of 448 residents tested since yesterday (over 2,000 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 3.3% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Solano’s curve – cumulative cases as of June 11
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!