Tuesday, May 26: 44 new positive cases over the holiday weekend, no new deaths. Total now 499 cases, 20 deaths.
Previous report, Friday, May 22
- Solano County reported 44 new positive cases over the 3-day holiday weekend plus today, total is now 499. Some will downplay the significance of this unusual increase, noting that we would expect more cases because we are testing more residents. It’s great that more are being tested and found positive, but the fact remains, the epidemic is alive and still spreading in Solano County! We would like to hear a report from the County on contact tracing among these 44.
- No new deaths today, thank goodness, total remains at 20.
- ALARMING TREND: Solano County is reporting an upward trend in confirmed cases among young persons 18 and under, adding 7 more over the 4-days Saturday-Tuesday (the holiday weekend plus today). NOTE that the County reported 18 new cases among our youth in the last 14 days, having reported only 6 over the 5 weeks prior. (See table below).
BY AGE GROUP
- 7 new cases were reported today among young persons under 19 years of age, total of 24 cases, 4.8% of total confirmed cases. (See table below.)
- 31 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 354 cases, 71% of the total. No new deaths in this age group, total of 4. Note that 44 of the 354 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 12% of total cases in the age group. (It is unclear whether the 4 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
- 6 of today’s new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 121 cases, 26% of the total. No new deaths, total of 16. Note that 30 of the 115 cases in this age group (24%) were hospitalized at one time, approximately double the percentage in the mid-age group. (It is unclear whether the 16 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
Recent surge in positive cases among youth 18 and under
|Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (3-day holiday weekend)||7||24|
|Friday, May 22, 2020||0||17|
|Thursday, May 21, 2020||3||17|
|Wednesday, May 20, 2020||0||14|
|Tuesday, May 19, 2020||0||14|
|Monday, May 18, 2020||1||14|
|Friday, May 15, 2020||2||13|
|Thursday, May 14, 2020||3||11|
|Wednesday, May 13, 2020||1||8|
|Tuesday, May 12, 2020||1||7|
|Monday, May 11, 2020||0||6|
|Friday, May 8, 2020||0||6|
|Thursday, May 7, 2020||0||6|
|Wednesday, May 6, 2020||0||6|
|Tuesday, May 5, 2020||0||6|
|Monday, May 4, 2020||0||6|
- Vallejo added 18 of today’s new cases, total of 285.
- Fairfield added 12 of today’s new cases, total of 95.
- Vacaville added 6 of today’s new cases, total of 51.
- Suisun City added 3 of today’s new cases, total of 25.
- Benicia added 2 of today’s new cases, total of 23.
- Dixon is now showing 10 confirmed cases having added 1 or more over the holiday weekend.
- Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today both remain at <10 (less than 10). The total numbers for other cities add up to 479, leaving 20 cases somewhere among Dixon and the remaining 2 locations in this “<10” category (same as last reported). Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts. Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.
ACTIVE CASES: 65 of the 499 cases are active – 18 more than Friday. Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are. Below you will see that only 18 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 47 of these 65 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.
HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 18 of the 75 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, same as previously reported. The County’s count of ICU beds available and ventilator supply remains at “GOOD” at 31-100%. (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)
The County reports that 10,500 residents have been tested as of today, an increase of 1,160 residents tested since over the 4-day holiday weekend plus today.
We still have a long way to go: only 2.3% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested. NOTE: State run testing sites in Vallejo and Vacaville are open to anyone.
Solano’s steady upward curve – as of May 26
This chart shows the infection’s steady upward trajectory in Solano County. Our “curve” continues to creep up. Our nursing homes, long-term care facilities and jails bear watching!