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COVID-19 continues to spread in Solano County, 203 new cases overnight, 2210 active infections


Huge 2-week increase in Vacaville cases, over 1600 in 14 days

By Roger Straw, December 31, 2020  [Sources: see below.] [Editor: This will be an abbreviated report.  Solano Public Health worked all day, and so did I – but I’m taking the evening off for New Year’s! – R.S.]

Thursday, December 31: 203 new Solano cases overnight, no new deaths.  Since Feb: 19,211 cases, more than 750 hospitalized, 98 deaths.Compare previous report, Wednesday, Dec. 30:Summary

    • Solano County reported 203 new cases overnightIn just the last 14 days, Solano has seen an increase of 4,383 new cases.  We’re averaging 313 (!) new cases every day! (source: covid19.ca.gov Total of 19,211 cases since the outbreak startedVacaville has added over 1,600 new cases in the last 2 weeks!  Something is going on in Vacaville.
    • Deaths – no new deaths reported today, a total of 98 Solano deaths since the pandemic began.
    • Active casesSolano reported 72 more active cases today for a total of 2,210 active casesSolano’s average number of Active Cases during October was 284, average in November was 650 – and TODAY we are at 2,210!  Is the County equipped to contact trace so many infected persons?  Who knows?  To my knowledge, Solano has offered no reports on contact tracing.
    • Hospitalizations – CAUTION ON SOLANO HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTING: According to Solano Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas, the County “occasionally” updates Age Group hospitalizations retroactively, adding substantial numbers.  Thus, many hospitalizations are never reported as CURRENTLY hospitalized.  Today, Solano reported 4 more CURRENTLY hospitalized persons, total of 138.  Among the age groups, the County reported only 6 new hospitalizations, for a total of 753 persons hospitalized since the outbreak began.  [For the numbers used in my manual calculation of total hospitalizations, see age group stats belowFor COVID19-CA.GOV numbers, see BenIndy page, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Daily Update for Solano County.]
    • ICU Beds – Solano County reported more ICU beds available today, back up to only 21% available, still in the YELLOW DANGER ZONECOVID19-CA.GOV reported today that SOLANO COUNTY HAD ONLY 3 AVAILABLE ICU BEDS AS OF YESTERDAY, DECEMBER 30(For COVID19-CA.GOV info see BenIndy page, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Daily Update for Solano County, and for REGIONAL data see COVID-19 ICU Bed Availability by REGION.)
Positive Test Rate – NEARLY 1 IN 5 ARE TESTING POSITIVE – VIRUS SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE, STAY HOME!

Solano County reported our 7-day average positive test rate today at 18.5%, DOWN from yesterday’s 19.0%, but still far and away over the State’s purple tier threshold of 8%Average percent positive test rates are among the best metrics for measuring community spread of the virus.  The much lower and more stable California 7-day average test rate was down slightly from yesterday’s 11.8% to 11.6% today(Note that Solano County displays past weeks and months in a 7-day test positivity line graph which also shows daily results.  However, the chart does not display an accurate number of cases for the most recent days, as there is a lag time in receiving test results.  The 7-day curve therefore also lags behind due to unknown recent test results.) 

By Age Group – Continuing a holiday surge in all age groups
  • Youth 17 and under – 17 new cases today, total of 2,133 cases, representing 11.1% of the 19,211 total cases.  No new hospitalizations reported today among this age group, total of 17 since the outbreak began.  Thankfully, no deaths have ever been reported in Solano County in this age groupBut cases among Solano youth rose steadily over the summer, from 5.6% of total cases on June 8 to 11% on August 31 and has plateaued at over 11% since September 30.  Youth are 22% of Solano’s general population, so this 11% may seem low.  The significance is this: youth are SERIOUSLY NOT IMMUNE (!) – in fact at least 17 of our youth have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 86 new cases today, total of 10,890 cases. This age group is 41% of the population in Solano, but represents 56.7% of the total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported 1 new hospitalization among persons in this age group today.  A total of 238 are reported to have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  Solano recorded no new deaths in this young group today, total of 7 deaths.  Some in this group are surely at high risk, as many are providing essential services among us, and some may be ignoring public health orders.  I expect this group is a major factor in the spread of the virus.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 53 new cases today, total of 3,989 cases.  This age group represents 20.8% of the 19,211 total cases.  The County reported 1 new hospitalization among persons in this age group today.  A total of 206 are reported to have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths were reported in this age group today, a total of 17 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 47 new cases today, total of 2,190, representing 11.4% of Solano’s 19,211 total cases.  The County reported 4 new hospitalizations (!) among persons in this age group today.  A total of 292 have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths were reported in this age group today.  A total of 74 of our elders have died of COVID, accounting for 76% of Solano’s 98 total deaths.
City Data
  • Benicia added 4 new cases today, total of 508 cases since the outbreak began. 
  • Dixon added 5 new cases today, total of 1221 cases.
  • Fairfield added 48 new cases today, total of 5,443 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 4 new cases today, total of 165 cases.
  • Suisun City added 16 new cases today, total of 1,346 cases.
  • Vacaville added 86 (!) new cases today, total of 4,854 cases.
  • Vallejo added 40 new cases today, total of 5,613 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 61 cases.

More…

The County’s 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 significant portions.  For more, check out the Dashboard at https://doitgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=055f81e9fe154da5860257e3f2489d67.

Source
Source: Solano County Coronavirus Dashboard (posted on the County website late today, around 8pm).  For a complete archive of County updates, see my Excel ARCHIVEALSO see important daily updates from the state of California at COVID19.CA.GOV, embedded here on the BenIndy at Cases and Deaths AND Hospitalizations AND ICU Beds by REGION.

Benicia now over 500 COVID-19 cases, Solano County approaching 20,000


By Roger Straw, December 30, 2020  [Sources: see below.]

Wednesday, December 30: 282 new Solano cases overnight, no new deaths.  Since Feb: 19,008 cases, more than 745 hospitalized, 98 deaths.Compare previous report, Tuesday, Dec. 29:Summary

    • Solano County reported 282 new cases overnightIn just the last 14 days, Solano has seen an increase of 4,616 new cases.  We’re averaging 330 (!) new cases every day! (source: covid19.ca.gov Total of 19,008 cases since the outbreak started.
    • Deaths – no new deaths reported today, a total of 98 Solano deaths since the pandemic began.
    • Active casesSolano reported 130 more active cases today for a total of 2,138 active casesSolano’s average number of Active Cases during October was 284, average in November was 650 – and TODAY we are at 2,130!  Is the County equipped to contact trace so many infected persons?  Who knows?  To my knowledge, Solano has offered no reports on contact tracing.
    • Hospitalizations – CAUTION ON SOLANO HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTING: According to Solano Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas, the County “occasionally” updates Age Group hospitalizations retroactively, adding substantial numbers.  Thus, many hospitalizations are never reported as CURRENTLY hospitalized.  Today, Solano reported 5 more CURRENTLY hospitalized persons, total of 134.  Among the age groups, the County reported only 3 new hospitalizations, for a total of 747 persons hospitalized since the outbreak began.  [For the numbers used in my manual calculation of total hospitalizations, see age group stats belowFor COVID19-CA.GOV numbers, see BenIndy page, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Daily Update for Solano County.]
    • ICU Beds – Solano County reported fewer ICU beds available today, back down to only 11% available, in the YELLOW DANGER ZONECOVID19-CA.GOV reported today that Solano hospitals had 13 available ICU beds as of yesterday, December 29(For COVID19-CA.GOV info see BenIndy page, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Daily Update for Solano County, and for REGIONAL data see COVID-19 ICU Bed Availability by REGION.)
    • Testing – The County upgraded its report on testing today.  Previously reporting only the Total Number of Unduplicated Residents Tested, today the County added a new stat, Total Tests Performed.  I am guessing that the first record, “Unduplicated,” was adjusted down some today, as the County reported an increase of only 214, far below the usual daily increase.  Solano reports today that a 166,379 unduplicated residents have now been tested for COVID-19 since the outbreak began, and that a total of 216,435 tests have been performed on Solano residents.  Thus, just over 50,000 tests have been administered on residents who had been previously tested.  37.2% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Positive Test Rate – NEARLY 1 IN 5 ARE TESTING POSITIVE – VIRUS SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE, STAY HOME!

Solano County reported our 7-day average positive test rate today at 19.0%, up from yesterday’s 18.2%, and still far and away over the State’s purple tier threshold of 8%Average percent positive test rates are among the best metrics for measuring community spread of the virus.  The much lower and more stable California 7-day average test rate was down from yesterday’s 12.0% to 11.8% today(Note that Solano County displays past weeks and months in a 7-day test positivity line graph which also shows daily results.  However, the chart does not display an accurate number of cases for the most recent days, as there is a lag time in receiving test results.  The 7-day curve therefore also lags behind due to unknown recent test results.) 

By Age Group – Continuing a holiday surge in all age groups
  • Youth 17 and under – 25 new cases today, total of 2,116 cases, representing 11.2% of the 19,008 total cases.  No new hospitalizations reported today among this age group, total of 17 since the outbreak began.  Thankfully, no deaths have ever been reported in Solano County in this age groupBut cases among Solano youth rose steadily over the summer, from 5.6% of total cases on June 8 to 11% on August 31 and has plateaued at over 11% since September 30.  Youth are 22% of Solano’s general population, so this 11% may seem low.  The significance is this: youth are SERIOUSLY NOT IMMUNE (!) – in fact at least 17 of our youth have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 142 new cases today, total of 10,804 cases. This age group is 41% of the population in Solano, but represents 56.9% of the total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported 1 new hospitalization among persons in this age group today.  A total of 237 are reported to have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  Solano recorded no new deaths in this young group today, total of 7 deaths.  Some in this group are surely at high risk, as many are providing essential services among us, and some may be ignoring public health orders.  I expect this group is a major factor in the spread of the virus.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 71 new cases today, total of 3,936 cases.  This age group represents 20.7% of the 19,008 total cases.  The County reported 1 new hospitalization among persons in this age group today.  A total of 205 are reported to have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths were reported in this age group today, a total of 17 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 44 new cases today, total of 2,143, representing 11.3% of Solano’s 19,008 total cases.  The County reported 1 new hospitalization among persons in this age group today.  A total of 288 have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths were reported in this age group today.  A total of 74 of our elders have died of COVID, accounting for 76% of Solano’s 98 total deaths.
City Data
  • Benicia added 11 new cases today, total of 504 cases since the outbreak began. 
  • Dixon added 9 new cases today, total of 1216 cases.
  • Fairfield added 73 new cases today, total of 5,395 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 5 new cases today, total of 161 cases.
  • Suisun City added 26 new cases today, total of 1,330 cases.
  • Vacaville added 71 new cases today, total of 4,768 cases.
  • Vallejo added 87 new cases today, total of 5,573 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 61 cases.
Race / Ethnicity

The County report on race / ethnicity includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics.  This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate significantly worse outcomes among black and brown Americans.  Note that all of this data surely undercounts Latinx Americans, as there is a large group of “Multirace / Others” which likely is composed mostly of Latinx members of our communities.

  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases, 12% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases, but 16% of hospitalizations, and 20% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 17% of cases, 24% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
  • White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 29% of cases, 29% of hospitalizations and 33% of deaths.

More…

The County’s 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 significant portions.  For more, check out the Dashboard at https://doitgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=055f81e9fe154da5860257e3f2489d67.

Source
Source: Solano County Coronavirus Dashboard (posted on the County website late today, around 8pm).  For a complete archive of County updates, see my Excel ARCHIVEALSO see important daily updates from the state of California at COVID19.CA.GOV, embedded here on the BenIndy at Cases and Deaths AND Hospitalizations AND ICU Beds by REGION.

3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Solano County today


By Roger Straw, December 29, 2020  [Sources: see below.]

Tuesday, December 29: 208 new cases overnight,
3 new deaths.  Since Feb: 18,726 cases, more than 740 hospitalized, 98 deaths.Compare previous report, Monday, Dec. 28:Summary

    • Solano County reported 208 new cases overnightIn just the last 14 days, Solano has seen an increase of 4,819 new cases.  We’re averaging 344 (!) new cases every day! (source: covid19.ca.gov Total of 18,726 cases since the outbreak started.
    • Deaths – 3 new deaths reported today, one individual aged 50-64 and 2 persons over 65 years of age, a total of 98 Solano deaths since the pandemic began.
    • Active casesSolano reported 119 fewer active cases today for a total of 2,008 active casesSolano’s average number of Active Cases during October was 284, average in November was 650 – and TODAY we are at 2,008!  Is the County equipped to contact trace so many infected persons?  Who knows?  To my knowledge, Solano has offered no reports on contact tracing.
    • Hospitalizations – CAUTION ON SOLANO HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTING: According to Solano Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas, the County “occasionally” updates Age Group hospitalizations retroactively, adding substantial numbers.  Thus, many hospitalizations are never reported as CURRENTLY hospitalized.  Today, Solano reported 1 fewer CURRENTLY hospitalized persons, total of 129.  Among the age groups, the County reported no change in hospitalization numbers, for a total of 744 persons hospitalized since the outbreak began.  [For the numbers used in my manual calculation of total hospitalizations, see age group stats belowFor COVID19-CA.GOV numbers, see BenIndy page, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Daily Update for Solano County.]
    • ICU Beds – Solano County reported an increase in ICU beds available today, rising from only 11% available to 20% available today, still in the YELLOW DANGER ZONECOVID19-CA.GOV reported today that Solano hospitals had 11 available ICU beds as of yesterday, December 28(For COVID19-CA.GOV info see BenIndy page, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Daily Update for Solano County, and for REGIONAL data see COVID-19 ICU Bed Availability by REGION.)
    • Testing – The County reports today that a total of 166,165 unduplicated residents have now been tested for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.  37.1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
Positive Test Rate – NEARLY 1 IN 5 ARE TESTING POSITIVE – VIRUS SPREADING IN SOLANO LIKE WILDFIRE

Solano County reported our 7-day average positive test rate today at 18.2%, down from yesterday’s 22.9%, but still far and away over the State’s purple tier threshold of 8%Average percent positive test rates are among the best metrics for measuring community spread of the virus.  The much lower and more stable California 7-day average test rate has also been on an alarming rise lately, up from yesterday’s 11.6% to 12.0% today(Note that Solano County displays past weeks and months in a 7-day test positivity line graph which also shows daily results.  However, the chart does not display an accurate number of cases for the most recent days, as there is a lag time in receiving test results.  The 7-day curve therefore also lags behind due to unknown recent test results.) 

By Age Group – Continuing the post-Thanksgiving surge in all age groups
  • Youth 17 and under – 14 new cases today, total of 2,091 cases, representing 11.2% of the 18,726 total cases.  No new hospitalizations reported today among this age group, total of 17 since the outbreak began.  Thankfully, no deaths have ever been reported in Solano County in this age groupBut cases among Solano youth rose steadily over the summer, from 5.6% of total cases on June 8 to 11% on August 31 and has plateaued at over 11% since September 30.  Youth are 22% of Solano’s general population, so this 11.x% may seem low.  The significance is this: youth are SERIOUSLY NOT IMMUNE (!) – in fact at least 17 of our youth have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 104 new cases today, total of 10,662 cases. This age group is 41% of the population in Solano, but represents nearly 60% of the total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported no new hospitalizations among persons in this age group today.  A total of 236 are reported to have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  Solano recorded no new deaths in this young group today, total of 7 deaths.  Some in this group are surely at high risk, as many are providing essential services among us, and some may be ignoring public health orders.  I expect this group is a major factor in the spread of the virus.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 56 new cases today, total of 3,865 cases.  This age group represents just over 20% of the 18,726 total cases.  The County reported no new hospitalizations among persons in this age group today.  A total of 204 are reported to have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  1 new death was reported in this age group today, a total of 17 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 34 new cases today, total of 2,099, representing 10.9% of Solano’s 18,726 total cases.  The County reported no new hospitalizations among persons in this age group today.  A total of 287 have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  2 new deaths were reported in this age group today.  A total of 74 of our elders have died of COVID, accounting for 76% of Solano’s 98 total deaths.
City Data
  • Benicia added 5 new cases today, total of 493 cases since the outbreak began. 
  • Dixon added 7 new cases today, total of 1207 cases.
  • Fairfield added 37 new cases today, total of 5,322 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 156 cases.
  • Suisun City added 9 new cases today, total of 1,304 cases.
  • Vacaville added 109 (!) new cases today, total of 4,697 cases.  Something is happening in Vacaville – stay tuned!
  • Vallejo added 41 new cases today, total of 5,486 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 61 cases.
Race / Ethnicity

The County report on race / ethnicity includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics.  This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate significantly worse outcomes among black and brown Americans.  Note that all of this data surely undercounts Latinx Americans, as there is a large group of “Multirace / Others” which likely is composed mostly of Latinx members of our communities.

  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases, 12% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases, but 16% of hospitalizations, and 20% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 17% of cases, 24% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
  • White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 29% of cases, 29% of hospitalizations and 33% of deaths.

More…

The County’s 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 significant portions.  For more, check out the Dashboard at https://doitgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=055f81e9fe154da5860257e3f2489d67.

Source
Source: Solano County Coronavirus Dashboard (posted on the County website late today, around 8pm).  For a complete archive of County updates, see my Excel ARCHIVEALSO see important daily updates from the state of California at COVID19.CA.GOV, embedded here on the BenIndy at Cases and Deaths AND Hospitalizations AND ICU Beds by REGION.

Holiday break brings nearly 1200 new COVID cases in Solano County, positivity rate now at record 22.9%


By Roger Straw, December 28, 2020  [Sources: see below.]

Monday, December 28: 1,188 new cases over the 4-day holiday break, no new deaths.  Since Feb: 18,518 cases, more than 740 hospitalized, 95 deaths.Compare previous report, Thursday, Dec. 24:Summary

    • Solano County reported 1,188 (!) new cases over the 4-day holiday breakIn just the last 14 days, Solano has seen an increase of 4,564 new cases.  We’re averaging 326 (!) new cases every day! (source: covid19.ca.gov Total of 18,518 cases since the outbreak started.
    • Deaths – No new deaths reported today, a total of 95 Solano deaths since the pandemic began.
    • Active casesSolano reported 572 (!!) more active cases today for a total of 2,127 active casesSolano’s average number of Active Cases during October was 284, average in November was 650 – and TODAY we are at 2,127!  Is the County equipped to contact trace so many infected persons?  Who knows?  To my knowledge, Solano has offered no reports on contact tracing.
    • Hospitalizations – CAUTION ON SOLANO HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTING: According to Solano Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas, the County “occasionally” updates Age Group hospitalizations retroactively, adding substantial numbers.  Thus, many hospitalizations are never reported as CURRENTLY hospitalized.  Today, Solano reported 12 additional CURRENTLY hospitalized persons, total of 130.  And among the age groups, the County reported an increase of 16 in hospitalization numbers, for a total of 744 persons hospitalized since the outbreak began.  [For the numbers used in my manual calculation of total hospitalizations, see age group stats belowFor COVID19-CA.GOV numbers, see BenIndy page, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Daily Update for Solano County.]
    • ICU Beds – Solano County reported a sharp drop in ICU beds available today, falling from 21% available to only 11% available today, still in the YELLOW DANGER ZONECOVID19-CA.GOV reported today that Solano hospitals had 11 available ICU beds as of yesterday, December 27(For COVID19-CA.GOV info see BenIndy page, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Daily Update for Solano County, and for REGIONAL data see COVID-19 ICU Bed Availability by REGION.)
    • Testing – The County report on COVID-19 testing today showed “UNAVAILABLE.”  As of last Thursday, Solano had tested a total of 159,358 unduplicated residents since the outbreak began.  35.6% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) had been tested.
Positive Test Rate – OVER 1 IN 5 ARE TESTING POSITIVE – VIRUS SPREADING IN SOLANO LIKE WILDFIRE

Solano County reported our 7-day average positive test rate today at 22.9%, up from last Thursday’s 20.9%, and far and away over the State’s purple tier threshold of 8%Average percent positive test rates are among the best metrics for measuring community spread of the virus.  The much lower and more stable California 7-day average test rate has also been on an alarming rise lately, down from last Thursday’s 12.1% to 11.6% today(Note that Solano County displays past weeks and months in a 7-day test positivity line graph which also shows daily results.  However, the chart does not display an accurate number of cases for the most recent days, as there is a lag time in receiving test results.  The 7-day curve therefore also lags behind due to unknown recent test results.) 

By Age Group – Continuing the post-Thanksgiving surge in all age groups
  • Youth 17 and under – 146 (!) new cases today, total of 2,077 cases, representing 11.2% of the 18,518 total cases.  No new hospitalizations reported today among this age group, total of 17 since the outbreak began.  Thankfully, no deaths have ever been reported in Solano County in this age groupBut cases among Solano youth rose steadily over the summer, from 5.6% of total cases on June 8 to 11% on August 31 and has plateaued at over 11% since September 30.  Youth are 22% of Solano’s general population, so this 11.x% may seem low.  The significance is this: youth are SERIOUSLY NOT IMMUNE (!) – in fact at least 14 of our youth have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 613 (!!) new cases today, total of 10.558 cases. This age group is 41% of the population in Solano, but represents nearly 60% of the total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported 3 new hospitalizations among persons in this age group today.  A total of 236 are reported to have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  Solano recorded no new deaths in this young group today, total of 7 deaths.  Some in this group are surely at high risk, as many are providing essential services among us, and some may be ignoring public health orders.  I expect this group is a major factor in the spread of the virus.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 257 (!!) new cases today, total of 3,809 cases.  This age group represents just over 20% of the 18,518 total cases.  The County reported 8 new hospitalizations among persons in this age group today.  A total of 204 are reported to have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this age group today, a total of 16 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 172 (!!) new cases today, total of 2,065, representing 10.9% of Solano’s 18,518 total cases.  The County reported 5 new hospitalizations among persons in this age group today.  A total of 287 have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths were reported in this age group today.  A total of 72 of our elders have died of COVID, accounting for 76% of Solano’s 95 total deaths.
City Data
  • Benicia added 19 new cases today, total of 488 cases since the outbreak began. 
  • Dixon added 62 (!) new cases today, total of 1200 cases.
  • Fairfield added 328 (!!) new cases today, total of 5,285 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 13 (!) new cases today, total of 156 cases.
  • Suisun City added 88 (!) new cases today, total of 1,295 cases.
  • Vacaville added 403 (!!) new cases today, total of 4,588 cases.  Something is happening in Vacaville – stay tuned!
  • Vallejo added 275 (!) new cases today, total of 5,445 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 61 cases.
Race / Ethnicity

The County report on race / ethnicity includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics.  This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate significantly worse outcomes among black and brown Americans.  Note that all of this data surely undercounts Latinx Americans, as there is a large group of “Multirace / Others” which likely is composed mostly of Latinx members of our communities.

  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases, 12% of hospitalizations, and 18% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases, but 16% of hospitalizations, and 21% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 17% of cases, 24% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
  • White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 29% of cases, 29% of hospitalizations and 32% of deaths.

More…

The County’s 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 significant portions.  For more, check out the Dashboard at https://doitgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=055f81e9fe154da5860257e3f2489d67.

Source
Source: Solano County Coronavirus Dashboard (posted on the County website late today, around 8pm).  For a complete archive of County updates, see my Excel ARCHIVEALSO see important daily updates from the state of California at COVID19.CA.GOV, embedded here on the BenIndy at Cases and Deaths AND Hospitalizations AND ICU Beds by REGION.