Solano County reported 15 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 156. No new deaths in Solano County – still 2.
As of today:
No additional positive cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 2.
All 15 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 127 cases, increasing to 81%, of total confirmed cases. (No new deaths, total of 1).
No additional cases were persons 65 or older, total of 27 cases, falling to 17% of the 156 total (including 1 death)
ACTIVE CASES: 37 of the 156 are active cases. This is 12 more than reported yesterday.
HOSPITALIZATIONS: The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) is significant. While 39 of the 156 cases resulted in hospitalizations, only 9 are currently hospitalized, 7 fewer than were reported yesterday. More good news: the County continues to estimate that our supply of ICU beds and ventilators is GOOD. (No information is given on our supply of PPE and staff.)
CITY DATA: Vallejo added 9 new cases, total of 62; Fairfield added 3 new cases, total of 38; Vacaville remains at 24 cases; and Suisun City added 1 new case, total of 11. Benicia, Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: all show <10 (less than 10). NOTE that the the above cities account for only 14 of today’s 15 new cases, so 1 of today’s new cases must have come from our three >10 cities / unincorporated areas. Residents and city officials have been pressuring County officials for city case counts for many weeks. Today’s data is welcome, but incomplete.
The Number of residents tested panel reports that 2,169 residents have been tested as of today. This is an increase of only 154 tested over yesterday’s total of 2,015. Approximately 5 tenths of 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
The blue bars in the chart, “Daily number of cases on the date that specimens were collected” is said to show why the County is interpreting a flattening of the curve. Note that the daily date in that chart refers to the date a sample was drawn and so reflects the lag time in testing.
Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of April 16
The chart above gives a clear picture of the infection’s trajectory in Solano County. Our COVID-19 curve continues may be slowing!
EVERYONE – it remains incredibly important that we all, please… stay home and be safe!
Solano County reported 7 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 61. Today Solano County reported its FIRST DEATH.
As of today, 69 percent of positive cases were individuals between the ages of 19 and 64, and 31 percent were 65 were older. 23 of these are active cases (4 more than yesterday), and 22 of the total cases have resulted in hospitalizations (4 more than yesterday). The first reported case in Solano County was in Vacaville in February, which was also the first reported case in the United States of someone contracting the virus without having traveled abroad or knowingly come into contact with someone who tested positive.
Check out basic information in the screenshots here on Benicia Independent. IMPORTANT:Note the County’s interactive page has more. On the County website, you can click on “Number of cases” and then hover over the charts for detailed information.
The chart at right, “Cumulative number of cases…” gives a clear picture of the infection’s trajectory in Solano County. Our coronavirus data curve is on a steep upward trajectory. Everyone stay home and be safe!
Solano staff refuses to divulge WHERE in the County the positive cases reside.
Extended School Closure Update 3-17-20
Mar 17, 2020 | Latest News, nCoV
Dear Benicia and Parents and Guardians.
In light of recent guidance from the State and Federal Government regarding Covid-19, the Benicia Unified School District is extending its school closure through April 10, which includes spring break. We are monitoring all of this daily and will continue to provide updates.
We deeply appreciate everyone’s patience and partnership during this critical time in world history.
I came across the following from one of my favorite authors Brene Brown:
“Fear and anxiety can drive us to become very self-focused. This global pandemic is a real case of ‘getting sick together’ or ‘staying well together.’ Our choices affect everyone around us. There is no such thing as ‘individual risk’ or ‘individual wellness.’”