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Solano County reports 98 new COVID-19 cases, Fairfield now has more cases than Vallejo

Wednesday, July 8: 96 new cases today,
no new deaths. Since the outbreak started: 1,922 cases, 108 hospitalized, 27 deaths.

Compare previous report, Tuesday July 7:Summary

  • Solano County reported 96 new cases today, total of 1,922 cases since the outbreak started.  Over the last 7 days, Solano reported 520 new cases, an average of 74 per day.
  • No new deaths today, total of 27.
  • Hospitalizations – Solano is reporting 5 more currently hospitalized since yesterday, for a total of 40, but only added 1 more in the total number hospitalized since the outbreak started, total of 108.  (?? Maybe a number of previously hospitalized and discharged patients were re-admitted?  Or the County is correcting an error?)
  • Active cases – Solano reported 53 more ACTIVE cases today, total of 370.  This figure has been climbing: a week ago Monday there were 70 active cases, increasing to a previous high of 369 on Thursday and today’s record high of 370.  Only 40 of those active cases are hospitalized – a whole lot of infected people are out among us, hopefully quarantined.
  • ICU beds Available steady at 31%.  Ventilators Available steady at 86%.
  • Testing – 795 residents were tested since yesterday, total of 35,124.  We still have a long way to go: only 7.8% 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.)

By Age Group

  • Youth 17 and under – 10 new cases today, total of 189 cases, and no new hospitalizations, total only 2Two weeks ago, there were only 82 cases among this age group – we’ve seen over 100 new cases in 14 days!  I continue to be alarmed for Solano’s youth.  Cases among Solano youth have increased in recent weeks to just under 10% of the 1,922 total confirmed cases.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 65 new cases today, total of 1,142 cases.  This age group represents 59% of the 1,922 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported no new hospitalizations among this age group today, total of 28 hospitalized at one time, and 2 deaths.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 16 new cases today, total of 371 cases.  This age group represents 19% of the 1,922 total cases.  No new hospitalizations today, total of 36 hospitalized at one time.  No new deaths, total of 3 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 5 new cases today, total of 219 cases.  This age group represents 11% of the 1,922 total cases.
    1 new hospitalization, total of 42 hospitalized at one time.  No new deaths, total of 22 deaths.  In this older age group, 19% of positive  cases required hospitalization at one time, a substantially higher percentage than in the lower age groups And this group accounts for 22 of the 27 deaths, or 81%.

Incidence Rate: Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths

On the Age Group chart (and also on the Race/Ethnicity Chart) there are “Rate” tabs.  Today’s report shows Solano County with:

    • Solano County has 428 positive cases per population of 100,000, up from 406 yesterday (Compare this number with the City incidence rates, below.)
    • 24 Solano hospitalizations per population of 100,000, down from 26 yesterday.
    • 6 Solano deaths per population of 100,000, up from 5 yesterday.

Percent Positive Test Rates

Increasingly, national, state and county news reports are focusing on percent positive test rates.  Five Bay Area counties report daily on their seven-day average percent positive test rate, but Solano County does not.  This information is immediately important, as positive test rates in California and other southwestern states are increasing.  I wrote and asked Dr. Matyas on June 24 to supply information as to Solano County’s “percent positive test rate.”  He replied next day with thanks and wrote, “We are actively working to include these values on our County dashboard.  I hope we can begin to report on them sometime next week.”  That was nearly 2 weeks ago….

City Data

  • Vallejo added 18 new cases today, total of 658.
  • Fairfield added 39 new cases today, total of 659.  Fairfield has seen nearly 250 new cases over the last week, and has now eclipsed Vallejo’s total for positive cases.
  • Vacaville added 18 new cases today, total of 300 cases.
  • Suisun City added 8 new cases today, total of 127 cases.
  • Benicia added 2 new cases today, total of 39 cases.  Benicia was extremely stable with only 2 new cases for the entire month of June.  Now Benicia has seen 14 new cases in just over a week.  The numbers are small in comparison to other Solano cities, but something’s definitely going on in Benicia!
  • Dixon added 7 new case today, total of 111 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 3 new case, total of 20 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 added 1 new case today, total of 8 cases, those unaccounted for in the other City totals.
  • A “Rate” column shows the rate of positive COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 population) for each city.  Benicia has the lowest rate, 141.5 cases per 100,000.  Compare Solano cities’ incidence rates in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 702 per 100,000 (up from 658 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 19% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 13% of Solano’s population, and account for 12% of cases, but 29% of hospitalizations, and 35% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 37% of cases.  They account for 25% of hospitalizations, and 23% of deaths.
  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases and 14% of hospitalizations, but 19% of deaths.

Much more…

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.

Solano County sees 86 new COVID-19 cases, upticks in Benicia and Fairfield, 2 new deaths


Tuesday, July 7: 86 new cases today,
2 new deaths. Since the outbreak started: 1,826 cases, 107 hospitalized, 27 deaths.

Compare previous report, Monday July 6:Summary

  • Solano County reported 86 new cases today, total of 1,826 cases since the outbreak started.  Over the last 7 days, Solano reported 538 new cases, an average of 77 per day.
  • 2 new deaths today, both over 65 years, total of 27.
  • Hospitalizations – Solano is reporting 8 more currently hospitalized since yesterday, for a total of 35, but… no increase in the number hospitalized since the outbreak started, total of 107.  (Huh?  This is a puzzle…  Maybe a number of discharged patients were re-admitted?  Or the County is correcting an error?)
  • Active cases – Solano reported 24 more ACTIVE cases today, total of 317.  This figure has been climbing: a week ago Monday there were 70 active cases, increasing to a high of 369 on Thursday, down to 293 yesterday and back up today to 317.  Only 35 of those active cases are hospitalized – a whole lot of infected people are out among us, hopefully quarantined.
  • ICU beds Available fell 4% to 31%.  Ventilators Available dropped 2% to 86%.
  • Testing – Solano County reported 455 residents were tested since yesterday, total of 34,329.  We still have a long way to go: only 7.7% 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.)

By Age Group

  • Youth 17 and under – 15 new cases today, total of 179 cases, and no new hospitalizations, total only 2Two weeks ago, there were only 70 cases among this age group – we’ve seen over 100 new cases in 15 days!  I continue to be alarmed for Solano’s youth.  Cases among Solano youth have increased in recent weeks to nearly 10% of the 1,826 total confirmed cases.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 50 new cases today, total of 1,077 cases.  This age group represents 59% of the 1,826 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported 1  fewer hospitalization among this age group today, (no explanation) total of 28 hospitalized at one time, and 2 deaths.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 16 new cases today, total of 355 cases.  This age group represents 19% of the 1,826 total cases.
    1 new hospitalization today, total of 36 hospitalized at one time.  No new deaths, total of 3 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 5 new cases today, total of 214 cases.  This age group represents 12% of the 1,826 total cases.  No new hospitalizations, total of 41 hospitalized at one time.
    2 new deaths, total of 22 deaths.  In this older age group, 19% were hospitalized at one time, a substantially higher percentage than in the lower age groups And this group counts for 22 of the 27 deaths, or 81%.

Incidence Rate: Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths

On the Age Group chart (and also on the Race/Ethnicity Chart) there are “Rate” tabs.  Today’s report shows Solano County with:

    • Solano County has 406 positive cases per population of 100,000 (Compare this number with the City incidence rates, below.)
    • 26 Solano hospitalizations per population of 100,000
    • 5 Solano deaths per population of 100,000

Percent Positive Test Rates

Increasingly, national, state and county news reports are focusing on percent positive test rates.  Five Bay Area counties report daily on their seven-day average percent positive test rate, but Solano County does not.  This information is immediately important, as positive test rates in California and other southwestern states are increasing.  I wrote and asked Dr. Matyas on June 24 to supply information as to Solano County’s “percent positive test rate.”  He replied next day with thanks and wrote, “We are actively working to include these values on our County dashboard.  I hope we can begin to report on them sometime next week.”  That was nearly 2 weeks ago….

City Data

  • Vallejo added 20 new cases today, total of 640.
  • Fairfield added 33 new cases today, total of 620.  Fairfield has seen over 250 new cases over the last week, and is now approaching Vallejo’s total for positive cases.
  • Vacaville added 19 new cases today, total of 282 cases.
  • Suisun City added 6 new cases today, total of 119 cases.
  • Benicia added 4 new cases today, total of 37 cases.  Benicia was extremely stable with no new cases for 14 days June 15-29, and added only 2 cases for the entire month of June.  Now… Benicia has seen 12 new cases in the past week.  The numbers are small in comparison, but something’s definitely going on in Benicia!
  • Dixon added 3 new case today, total of 104 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 1 new case, total of 17 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 7 cases, unaccounted for in the other City totals.
  • A “Rate” column shows the rate of positive COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 population) for each city.  Benicia has the lowest rate, 134.2 cases per 100,000.  Compare Solano cities’ incidence rates in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 658 per 100,000 (up from 558 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, 21% of hospitalizations and 19% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 13% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases, but 29% of hospitalizations, and 35% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 37% of cases.  They account for 26% of hospitalizations, and 23% of deaths.
  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases and 14% of hospitalizations, but 19% of deaths.

Much more…

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.

Solano County continues COVID-19 surge, adding 264 cases over the holiday weekend


Monday, July 6: 264 new cases today,
no new deaths. Since the outbreak started: 1,740 cases, 107 hospitalized, 25 deaths.

Compare previous report, Thursday July 2:Summary

  • Solano County reported 264 new cases over the 4-day holiday, total of 1,740 cases since the outbreak started.  Over the last 7 days, Solano reported 614 new cases, an average of 88 per day.
  • No new deaths today, total of 25.
  • Hospitalizations – Solano is reporting 13 fewer currently hospitalized, total of 27, but 2 more hospitalized since the outbreak started, total of 107.  (Hospitals discharging more than they are admitting.)
  • Solano reported 76 fewer ACTIVE cases today, total of 293.  This figure has been climbing: a week ago there were 70 active cases, increasing to a high of 369 on Thursday, and now back down to 293.  A whole lot of infected people among us, hopefully quarantined.
  • ICU beds Available increased 3% to 35%.  Ventilators Available dropped 2% to 88%.
  • Testing – Solano County reported 2,011 residents were tested over the 4-day holiday, total nearing 34,000.  We still have a long way to go: only 7.6% 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.)

BY AGE GROUP

  • Youth 17 and under – 32 new cases today, total of 164 cases, and 1 new hospitalizationTwo weeks ago, there were only 70 cases among this age group – we’ve seen nearly 100 new cases in 14 days!  I continue to be alarmed for Solano’s youth.  Cases among Solano youth have increased in recent weeks to over 9% of the 1,740 total confirmed cases.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 165 new cases today, total of 1,027 cases.  This age group represents 59% of the 1,740 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported 1  new hospitalization among this age group today, total of 29 hospitalized at one time, and 2 deaths.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 49 new cases today, total of 339 cases.  This age group represents 19% of the 1,740 total casesNo new hospitalizations today, total of 35 hospitalized at one time.  No new deaths, total of 3 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 18 new cases today, total of 209 cases.  This age group represents 12% of the 1,740 total cases.  No new hospitalizations, total of 41 hospitalized at one time.  No new deaths, total of 20 deaths.  In this older age group, 20% 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%.

CITY DATA

  • Vallejo added 62 new cases today, total of 620.
  • Fairfield added 98 new cases today, total of 587.
  • Vacaville added 52 new cases today, total of 263 cases.
  • Suisun City added 21 new cases today, total of 113 cases.
  • Benicia added 4 new cases today, total of 33 cases.
  • Dixon added 25 new case today, total of 101 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 1 new case, total of 16 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 must account for the 1 new case unaccounted for in the other City totals.
  • 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 119.7 cases per 100,000. Compare with other Solano cities in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 658 per 100,000 (up from 566 yesterday).  Johns Hopkins lists the overall Solano County rate at 330 (unchanged, as it reflects incomplete data for today).

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, 21% of hospitalizations and 21% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 13% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases, but 29% of hospitalizations, and 38% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 35% of cases.  They account for 26% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases and 14% of hospitalizations, but 21% of deaths.

MUCH MORE…

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.

COVID-19 cases in Solano County up sharply again, with one new death


Wednesday, July 1: 114 new cases today,
1 new death. Since the outbreak started: 1,402 cases, 104 hospitalized, 25 deaths.

Compare with previous report, Tuesday June 30:Summary

  • Solano County reported 114 new cases today, total of 1,402 cases since the outbreak started.  Over the last 7 days, Solano reported 338 new cases, an average of 48 per day.
  • 1 new deaths today, total of 25, 2 more hospitalized, total of 41 currently, 104 since the outbreak started.
  • Solano reported 98 more ACTIVE cases today, total of 307.  This figure has been on a yoyo this week.  For whatever reason, 250 last Friday, only 70 on Monday, back up to 209 yesterday and 307 today.  An increasing number, no matter how you look at it….
  • Note the drop in ICU beds Available, from 37% to 32%.  Need to keep an eye on this one.
  • Testing – Solano county reported 831 residents were tested since yesterday.  Good progress!

Details and Demographics tab

The County’s new Public Health Dashboard design includes a second tab (panel), “Details and Demographics” (shown here).  Note that both tabs are user interactive – hover over a chart (or tap) to get details. On this Details/Demographics 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.)

SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE

Yesterday’s Seven Day moving average of confirmed cases showed an uptick (see at right).  Today’s chart is back to its misleading look, supposedly tracking as a 7-day average the increase of 717 cases (!) we have seen in the last 2 weeks…

Don’t let these “smoothed out” charts fool you – cases are up dramatically here.  Masks and social distancing are still required and important!  Today’s chart shows a 7-day moving average of 21 new cases per day, supposedly down from 27 in yesterday’s report.

BY AGE GROUP

  • Youth 17 and under – 15 new cases today, total of 126 cases, only one ever hospitalizedTwo weeks ago, there were only 52 cases among this age group – we’ve seen 74 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 1,402 total confirmed cases.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 66 new cases today, total of 805 cases.  This age group represents 57% of the 1,402 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported no new hospitalizations among this age group today, and no new deaths.  Total of 27 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 22 new cases today, total of 282 cases.  This age group represents 20% of the 1,402 total casesNo new hospitalizations today, total of 35 hospitalized at one time.  No new deaths, total of 3 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 11 new cases today, total of 188 cases.  This age group represents 13% of the 1,402 total cases.  No new hospitalizations, total of 41 hospitalized at one time.  1 new death, total of 20 deaths.  In this older age group, 22% 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%.

CITY DATA

  • Vallejo added 28 new cases today, total of 534.
  • Fairfield added 39 new cases today, total of 462.
  • Vacaville added 17 new cases today, total of 200 cases.
  • Suisun City added 8 new cases today, total of 89 cases.
  • Benicia added 1 new case today, total of 27 cases.
  • Dixon added 19 new case today, total of 70 cases.
  • Rio Vista was reported greater than 10 cases for the first time today, showing a total of 14 cases.  (The other cities added up to 112 of today’s 114 new cases, so… supposedly Rio Vista must have added 2 new cases.  Perhaps the County failed to note Rio Vista as >10 yesterday?)
  • Unincorporated areas – Although the County still still shows Unincorporated at <10 (less than 10), a little math tells the story: Solano’s unincorporated areas must account for the 6 cases unaccounted for in the other City totalsResidents 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 97.9 cases per 100,000. Compare with other Solano cities in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 566 per 100,000 (up from 547 yesterday).  Johns Hopkins lists the overall Solano County rate at 252 (unchanged, as it reflects incomplete data for yesterday). UPDATE: Johns Hopkins updated its listing for cases per 100,000 in Solano County to 314 (a significant jump, up from 252 on Tuesday).

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 24% of cases, 22% of hospitalizations and 21% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases, but 29% of hospitalizations, and 38% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 37% of cases.  They account for 25% 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.

MUCH MORE…

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.