Tuesday, June 23: 87 new cases in one day, no new deaths. Total of 1,020 cases since the outbreak started, 23 deaths.
- Solano County reported 87 new cases today, total of 1,020 cases since the outbreak started.
- No new deaths today, total of 23, and 1 new hospitalization, total of 99.
- Solano reported 53 new ACTIVE cases today, total 221.
- Testing – Solano county reported 1,691 residents were tested since yesterday’s report.
- Youth 17 years and under – 11 new cases since yesterday, total 81. There have been 76 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.)
Solano’s new Public Health Dashboard design has 2 panels
The County’s new Public Health Dashboard design includes the “Summary Data” panel (above) and the “Details/Demographics” panel (here below). Note that both panels are user interactive – hover over a chart to get details. On the Details/Demographics panel, most of the charts have an additional tab showing the rate per 100,000. Go there and explore the two panels.
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 moving average of 16 new cases per day, up from 14 yesterday. This chart surely shows a significant rise in the average number of cases during June.
- Youth 17 and under – 11 new cases today, total of 81 cases, only one ever hospitalized. 10 days ago, there were only 39 cases among this age group – we’ve seen over 41 new cases in 11 days! I am alarmed for Solano’s youth: there have been 75 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 8% of the 1,020 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.” Our youth are at double the national rate!
- Persons 18-49 years of age – 61 new cases today, total of 566 cases. The County reported 1 new hospitalization among this age group today, and no new deaths. Total of 26 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths. This age group now represents 55% of the 1,020 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups. 26 of the 566 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 5% of total cases in the age group.
- Persons 50-64 years of age – 12 new cases today, total of 216 cases. No new hospitalizations today, total of 33 hospitalized at one time. No new deaths, total of 3 deaths. This age group represents 21% of the 1,020 total cases. 33 of the 216 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 15% of total cases in the age group.
- Persons 65 years or older – 3 new cases today, total of 156 cases, including no new hospitalizations and no new deaths. Total of 39 hospitalized at one time and 18 deaths. This age group represents 15% of the 1,020 total cases. 39 of the 156 cases in this age group, 25% 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%.
- Vallejo added 23 new cases today, total of 436.
- Fairfield added 36 new cases today, total of 315.
- Vacaville added 17 new cases today, total of 138 cases.
- Suisun City added 7 new cases today, total of 65 cases.
- Benicia remained at 25 cases.
- Dixon is reported at 3 new cases today, total of 27 cases.
- Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today both remain at <10 (less than 10). 2 new cases were evidently in this group today, unaccounted for among the other city counts. The total numbers for other cities add up to 1,006, leaving 15 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.
- The new “Rate” column 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. Johns Hopkins lists the overall Solano County rate at 209.
RACE / ETHNICITY
The County is reporting on race / ethnicity data for the first time, including case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics. There are tabs showing the 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 25% of cases, 21% of hospitalizations and 23% of deaths.
- Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases, but 29% of hospitalizations and 36% of deaths.
- Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 35% of cases. They account for 24% of hospitalizations and only 14 % of deaths.
- Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases and 16% of hospitalizations, but 23% 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 perhaps highlight a report or two. Check out the Dashboard at https://doitgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=055f81e9fe154da5860257e3f2489d67.