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Benicia reaches 900 COVID cases – stay safe, get vaccinated!


By Roger Straw, Wednesday, April 7, 2021

30 new COVID-19 cases overnight.  Still important to stay safe … ages 18-49 most likely to catch the virus.

Solano County COVID Dashboard on Wednesday, April 7:
[Source: see below.  See my ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID data (excel).]
On April 7, Solano County reported 30 new COVID cases overnight, down from 51 last Thursday and 61 on Friday.  Solano reported a total of 292 new cases last week, averaging 42 per day, keeping us from joining all other Bay Area counties in the State’s orange tier.
>> The virus is still on the move here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance!  We will get through this together.
Case rates/Hospitalization rates/Death rates by age group

Note that those of us age 18-49 are most likely to catch the virus.  The chart shows the rate of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Solano County (per 100,000 population, as of today).  Click the image for better detail.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Tuesday, April 6:

These images are from today’s and yesterday’s Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated weekdays around 4pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for SummaryDemographics and Vaccines.  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.

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Solano County adds 31 new COVID cases today


By Roger Straw, Tuesday, April 6, 2021

31 new COVID-19 cases overnight.  Ages 18-49 most likely to catch the virus.

Solano County reported 31 new COVID cases overnight, down from 51 last Thursday and 61 on Friday.  Solano reported a total of 292 new cases last week, averaging 42 per day, keeping us from joining all other Bay Area counties in the State’s orange tier.  >> The virus is still on the move here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance!

Case rates/Hospitalization rates/Death rates by age group

Note that those of us age 18-49 are most likely to catch the virus.  The chart shows the rate of cases in Solano County (per 100,000 population, as of today).  Click the image for better detail.

FOR THE RECORD: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Tuesday, April 6:COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Monday, April 5:

The screenshots above are from today’s and last Friday’s Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated weekdays around 4pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for SummaryDemographics and Vaccines.  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.

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COVID spread in Solano County: 100 new cases and 6 new deaths – STAY SAFE!


By Roger Straw, Monday, April 5, 2021

100 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend and 6 new deaths!  Ages 18-49 most likely to catch the virus.

Solano County reported 100 new COVID cases over the weekend, adding to 61 last Friday and 51 on Thursday.  Solano reported a total of 292 new cases last week, averaging 42 per day, edging us back toward the State’s purple tier.  The County also reported 6 new COVID-related deaths over the weekend!

Case rates by age group

Note that those of us age 18-49 are most likely to catch the virus.  The chart shows the rate of cases in Solano County (per 100,000 population, as of today).

>> The virus is still on the move here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance!

FOR THE RECORD: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Monday, April 5:COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Friday, April 2:

The screenshots above are from today’s and last Friday’s Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated weekdays around 4pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for SummaryDemographics and Vaccines.  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.

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SFGATE: Solano County could be bumped back to purple tier

This Bay Area county could be bumped back to the purple tier

SFGATE, by Amy Graff, April 2, 2021
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Public health officials in Solano County are concerned about increasing COVID-19 cases and are warning that the county could move back from the red tier to the most restrictive purple tier, forcing many businesses to close indoor operations.

“Too early to call it a surge now but that doesn’t mean it’s not the beginning of a surge only time will tell,” Bela Matyas, the county’s health officer told KRON. ““We are now starting to get uncomfortably close to the level of the disease reported each day that would put us back in purple.”

More than half of the Bay Area counties — including Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo — have already moved out of the red tier into the orange tier.  Solano County has been in the red for three weeks.

“No, we’re not moving into orange this week,” Solano County Public Health Administrator Jayleen Richards told the Vallejo Times Herald. “Last week we started to see some data not trending upwards. We could actually go from the red tier back to purple if we don’t start following all the guidelines. We’re not there yet, but I’m worried about the slight increase of positive cases.”

If Solano were to fall back into the purple tier, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, and places of worship would no longer be able to host people indoors. Personal services and retail would be allowed to continue operating indoors.

With the Easter holiday weekend ahead, Maytas encouraged residents to wear their masks and socially distance.

Matyas told KCBS Radio that the bulk of new cases in the county are appearing in younger people who aren’t eligible for the vaccine.

Solano County opened up eligibility to individuals 50 and over last month ahead of the state guidelines. California broadened eligibility to those 50 and over on April 1 and will expand to 16 and over on April 15.

The state’s COVID dashboard showed Friday morning that Solano’s adjusted case rate was 5.4 new cases per 100,000 people, the 7-day positivity rate was 1.9% and the health equity quartile was 2.3%.

The county’s dashboard showed different numbers with the 7-day positivity rate at 6.6%.

“We’re doing really well in the equity rate measure, but we’re not quite there in other categories,” Richards told the Times Herald. “I want to have businesses reopen and be operating just as much as anyone, but we must keep doing things like masking and keeping a safe distance apart to to keep the elderly and vulnerable healthy.”

The state’s color-coded reopening framework assigns a tier to each county, dictating which business sectors and activities can operate. The state announces new tier assignments on Tuesday, and on Wednesday counties can move forward with reopenings.

The state’s system sorts counties into four tiers — “purple” (widespread), “red” (substantial), “orange” (moderate) or “yellow” (minimal) — that measure the spread of COVID-19 and dictate what types of businesses and activities are allowed to open.

A county’s tier assignment is based on three metrics: the adjusted case rate (number of new cases per 100,000 residents, adjusted based on testing volume); the positivity rate (percentage of people who test positive for the virus of all individuals who are tested); a health equity metric; and the number of vaccines administered.

Counties in the purple category are reporting more than 10 new daily cases per 100,000 residents and have positivity rates above 8%. For a county to move into the red tier, it must report an average of four to 10 daily cases per 100,000 residents and a test positivity of 5% to 8% for 14 consecutive days. The orange tier requires one to 3.9 cases per 100,000 and a test positivity of 2% to 4.9%, and the yellow less than one case per 100,000 and lower than 2% positivity.

Solano County didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on this story.