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Another day, another death in Solano County – COVID-19 update on May 28

Thursday, May 28:  7 new positive cases, 1 new death. Total now 509 cases, 22 deaths.

Solano County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.  Check out basic information in this screenshot.  IMPORTANT: The County’s interactive page has more.  On the County website, you can hover your mouse over the charts at right for detailed information.

Previous report, Wednesday, May 27

Summary

  • Solano County reported 7 new positive cases today, total of 509.
  • 1 new death today, total of 22.
  • ALARMING TREND: Solano County is reporting an upward trend in confirmed cases among young persons 18 and under, adding 3 more youths today.  NOTE that the County reported 21 new cases among our youth in the last 16 days, having reported only 6 over the 5 weeks prior.  (See table below).

BY AGE GROUP

  • 3 new cases were reported today among young persons under 19 years of age, total of 27 cases, increasing from 4.8% to 5.3% of total confirmed cases(See table below.)
  • 3 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 360 cases, 71% of the total.   1 new death in this age group, total of 5.  Note that 44 of the 360 cases in this age group have been hospitalized at one time, 12% of total cases in the age group(It is unclear whether the 5 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
  • 1 new case today of persons 65 or older, total of 122 cases, 24% of the total.  1 new death, total of 17.  Note that 31 of the 122 cases in this age group (25%) were hospitalized at one time, more than double the percentage in the mid-age group(It is unclear whether the 17 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
  • Note that the County reports only one additional death overall today, but we find 1 new death reported here in each of two age groups.  Not sure why.
Recent surge in positive cases among youth 18 and under
Date New cases Total
Thursday, May 28, 2020 3 27
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 0 24
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

CITY DATA

  • Vallejo added 3 of today’s new cases, total of  289.
  • Fairfield added 2 of today’s new cases, total of 98.
  • Vacaville added 2 of today’s new cases, total of 53.
  • Suisun City remained at 25 cases.
  • Benicia remained at 23 cases.
  • Dixon remained at 11 cases.
  • 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 499, leaving 10 cases somewhere among the 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.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 75 of Solano’s 509 cases resulted in hospitalizations, same as yesterday.

ACTIVE CASES:  72 of the 509 cases are currently active – 6 more than yesterday.  Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are.  Below you will see that only 20 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 52 of these 72 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.

HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 20 of the 75 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 1 more than yesterday, following a similar increase the day before.  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.)

TESTING: The County reports that 10,839 residents have been tested as of today, an increase of only 137 residents tested since yesterday.
We still have a long way to go:
only 2.4% 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 28

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!

Still incredibly important – everyone stay home if you don’t need to go out, wear masks when you do go out (especially in enclosed spaces), wash hands, and be safe!

1 more coronavirus death in Solano County, only 3 new positive cases


Wednesday, May 27:  3 new positive cases, 1 new death. Total now 502 cases, 21 deaths.

Solano County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.  Check out basic information in this screenshot.  IMPORTANT: The County’s interactive page has more.  On the County website, you can hover your mouse over the charts at right for detailed information.

Previous report, Tuesday, May 26

Summary

  • Solano County reported only 3 new positive cases today, total is now 502.
  • 1 new death today, total is now 21. No further details are given.
  • No new cases among young persons 18 and under, hopefully a significant pause in the recent alarming upward trend in this age group.  The County reported 18 new cases among our youth in the last 15 days, having reported only 6 over the 5 weeks prior.  (See table below).

BY AGE GROUP

  • No 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.)
  • All 3 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 357 cases, 71% of the total.   No new deaths in this age group, total of 4.  Note that 44 of the 357 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.)
  • No new cases today of persons 65 or older, total of 121 cases, 24% of the total.  1 new death, total of 16.  Note that 31 of the 121 cases in this age group (26%) 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
Date New cases Total
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 0 24
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

CITY DATA

  • Vallejo added 1 of today’s new cases, total of  286.
  • Fairfield added 1 of today’s new cases, total of 96.
  • Vacaville remained at 51 cases.
  • Suisun City remained at 25 cases.
  • Benicia remained at 23 cases.
  • Dixon added 1 of today’s new cases, total of 11.
  • 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 492, leaving 10 cases somewhere among the 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.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 75 of Solano’s 502 cases resulted in hospitalizations, same as yesterday.

ACTIVE CASES:  66 of the 502 cases are currently active – 1 more than yesterday.  Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are.  Below you will see that only 19 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 47 of these 66 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.

HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 19 of the 75 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 1 more than 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.)

TESTING

The County reports that 10,702 residents have been tested as of today, an increase of 202 residents tested since yesterday.
We still have a long way to go:
only 2.4% 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 27

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!

Still incredibly important – everyone stay home if you don’t need to go out, wear masks when you do go out, wash hands, and be safe!

You could get a phone call this week from a COVID-19 tracer…and you could volunteer to be one!

Newsom pushes virus contact tracing with first batch of tracers

Vallejo Times-Herald, by Fiona Kelliher, May 24, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom, news conference at Mustards Grill in Napa, Calif., Monday May 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool) 

A batch of about 500 people will be deployed this week statewide for contact tracing, the public health practice that involves tracking down people who have come in contact with COVID-19 patients.

Starting this week, the tracers will begin calling, texting and emailing those who may have been exposed to coronavirus, encouraging them to quarantine or recommending medical care, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office. Meanwhile, Californians may notice new radio, television and billboard campaigns that aim to up awareness of contact tracing and urge people to pick up the phone. Tracers will be identified as part of the “CA COVID Team” — an effort led by the California Public Health Department — when texting or calling, and will not share health information with outside entities.

The tracers are the first batch toward a goal of 10,000 statewide, according to Newsom’s office. It’s not exactly clear how those tracers will work in tandem with local health departments’ own contact tracing programs.

Working with the University of California, San Francisco and Los Angeles, the state began developing an online training program earlier this month to get the tracers up to speed. Another 300 tracers will be trained this week, Newsom’s office said.


Governor Newsom Launches Contact Tracing Program

Gov Press Release,

Governor asks Californians to answer the call to help keep our families and communities healthy and on the path to reopening

SACRAMENTO – In the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today launched California Connected, the state’s comprehensive contact tracing program and public awareness campaign. As part of California Connected, public health workers from communities across the state will connect with individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and work with them, and people they have been in close contact with, to ensure they have access to confidential testing, as well as medical care and other services to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The state’s program is led by the Administration in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health, local public health departments and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Los Angeles (UCLA), which have launched a robust online training academy to develop a culturally competent and skilled contact tracing workforce.

“We are all eager to get back to work and play, and that’s why we’re asking Californians to answer the call when they see their local public health department reaching out by phone, email or text,” said Governor Newsom. “That simple action of answering the call could save lives and help keep our families and communities healthy.”

To prevent the spread of this virus, public health workers will connect Californians with confidential testing. They may also recommend medical care,

and that individuals who could be infectious separate themselves from others in their home to protect those around them. Information provided to local public health departments is confidential under California law. Public health authorities will not share that information with outside entities. That information will be used for public health purposes only. Contact tracers will not ask for financial information, social security numbers or immigration status.

“A key step in stopping the spread of COVID-19 is quickly identifying and limiting new cases, across the diversity of our populations – and that’s exactly what this statewide program does,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer. “We are bringing together the best minds in public health, academia and private industry to design a program that can help lower the risk for COVID-19 in all of our communities and keep us on the path to reopening.”

The California Connected public awareness campaign is getting off the ground this week with support from multiple private partners who have committed a total of $5.1 million in funding and in-kind resources to help educate all Californians, and underserved communities in particular. These partners include Jeff Skoll and his organizations (The Skoll Foundation, Participant, and Ending Pandemics), The California Health Care Foundation, The California Endowment, Twitter and Facebook, in addition to existing media partners engaged in the larger public awareness effort.

Beginning this week, Californians across the state will hear radio ads and see billboards, social media posts and videos in multiple languages encouraging them to answer the call to slow the spread of COVID-19. Public health workers across the state – identified on caller ID as the “CA COVID Team” – will call, text and email individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and people they may have unknowingly exposed to the virus.

The state plans to launch 10,000 contact tracers statewide as part of its plan to reopen California. More than 500 individuals have been trained under the new contact tracing program, and more than 300 are being trained this week.

To streamline and coordinate these efforts, Accenture, a leading global professional services company, is launching a data management platform developed by Salesforce and contact capabilities (phone calls, texts and emails) in collaboration with Amazon Web Service’s Amazon Connect. These organizations have already successfully implemented a large-scale contact tracing effort in Massachusetts.

More information: CaliforniaConnected.ca.gov.

A PSA from Director of the California Department of Public Health Dr. Sonia Angell can be found here. Watch the California Connected PSA in English here and in Spanish here. An infographic and other content can be found here.

Additional Resources:

UCSF Online Training Academy

UCLA Online Training Academy

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Two more dead from coronavirus in Solano County


Wednesday, May 20: 5 new positive cases, 2 new deaths. Total now 435 cases, 18 deaths.

Solano County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.  Check out basic information in this screenshot.  IMPORTANT: The County’s interactive page has more.  On the County website, you can hover your mouse over the charts at right for detailed information.

Previous report, Tuesday, May 19

Summary

  • Solano County reported 5 new positive cases today, total is now 430.
  • 2 new deaths today, total is 18.
  • For the second time in 9 days, the County did not report any new cases among young persons 18 and under.  The County reported 8 new cases among our youth in the last week and only 6 over the 5 weeks prior.  (See table below).

BY AGE GROUP

  • No new cases were reported today of a young person under 19 years of age, total of 14 cases, 3.2% of total confirmed cases.  (See table below.)
  • 5 new cases of persons 19-64 years of age, total of 307 cases, 70% of the total.   1 new death in this age group, total of 4.  Note that only 37 of the 307 cases in this age group (12%) were hospitalized at one time.  (It is unclear whether the 4 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
  • 1 new case was of a person 65 or older, total of 115 cases, 26% of the total.  1 new death, total of 14.  Note that 29 of the 114 cases in this age group (25%) were hospitalized at one time, more than double the percentage in the mid-age group(It is unclear whether the 14 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
Recent surge in positive cases among youth 18 and under
Date New cases Total
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

CITY DATA

  • Vallejo added 3 of today’s new cases, total of  262.
  • Fairfield added 1 of today’s new cases, total of 74.
  • Vacaville
  • added 1 of today’s new cases, total of 40.
  • Suisun City remains at 21.
  • Benicia remains at 21.
  • Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today all remain at <10 (less than 10).  The total numbers for other cities add up to 418, leaving 17 cases somewhere among the 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.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 67 of Solano’s 435 cases resulted in hospitalizations, 1 more than yesterday.

ACTIVE CASES:  43 of the 435 cases are active, 4 more than yesterday.  Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are.  Below you will see that only 18 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 25 of these 43 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.

HOSPITAL IMPACT: The County shows 18 of the 67 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, same as yesterday.  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.)

TESTING

The County reports that 7,961 residents have been tested as of today, an increase of 225 residents tested over yesterday.  Note that the County reported 753 reported in a single day last Friday.  See Solano testing – by the numbers April 13 – present.
We still have a long way to go:
only 1.7% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
State run testing sites in Vallejo and Vacaville are open to anyone.

Solano’s steady upward curve – as of May 20

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!

Still incredibly important – everyone stay home if you don’t need to go out, wear masks when you do go out, wash hands, and be safe!