Thursday, July 2: 74 new cases today,
no new deaths. Since the outbreak started: 1,476 cases, 105 hospitalized, 25 deaths.
- Solano County reported 74 new cases today, total of 1,476 cases since the outbreak started. Over the last 7 days, Solano reported 382 new cases, an average of 55 per day.
- No new deaths today, total of 25. 1 fewer currently hospitalized, total of 41, but 1 more total hospitalized since the outbreak started, total of 105.
- Solano reported 62 more ACTIVE cases today, total of 369. This figure has been climbing all week: from 70 on Monday, to 209 Tuesday, 307 Wednesday and 369 today.
- ICU beds Available remained at 32%. Ventilators Available dropped from 92% to 90%.
- Testing – Solano County reported 558 residents were tested since yesterday, total nearing 32,000. We still have a long way to go: only 7% 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 – 6 new cases today, total of 132 cases, only one ever hospitalized. Two weeks ago, there were only 57 cases among this age group – we’ve seen 75 new cases in 14 days! I continue to be alarmed for Solano’s youth. Cases among Solano youth have increased in recent weeks to 9% of the 1,476 total confirmed cases.
- Persons 18-49 years of age – 57 new cases today, total of 862 cases. This age group represents 58% of the 1,476 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups. The County reported 1 new hospitalization among this age group today, and no new deaths. Total of 28 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths.
- Persons 50-64 years of age – 8 new cases today, total of 290 cases. This age group represents 20% of the 1,476 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 – 3 new cases today, total of 191 cases. This age group represents 13% of the 1,476 total cases. No new hospitalizations, total of 41 hospitalized at one time. No new deaths, total of 20 deaths. In this older age group, 21% 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 24 new cases today, total of 558.
- Fairfield added 27 new cases today, total of 489.
- Vacaville added 11 new cases today, total of 211 cases.
- Suisun City added 3 new cases today, total of 92 cases.
- Benicia added 2 new cases today, total of 29 cases.
- Dixon added 6 new case today, total of 76 cases.
- Rio Vista added 1 new case, total of 15 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 remained at 6 cases, unaccounted for in the other City totals. Residents and city officials have long pressured County officials for full and transparent city case counts. Finally we have complete city data for ALL areas of the County!
- 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 105.2 cases per 100,000. Compare with other Solano cities in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 588 per 100,000 (up from 566 yesterday). Johns Hopkins lists the overall Solano County rate at 314 (unchanged, as it reflects incomplete data for yesterday).
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, 22% of hospitalizations and 21% of deaths.
- Black Americans are 13% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases, but 28% of hospitalizations, and 38% of deaths.
- Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 37% of cases. They account for 26% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
- Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases and 15% 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.