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Coronavirus continues to spread in Benicia; Solano County reports 3 new COVID deaths

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By Roger Straw, Monday, May 2, 2022

Solano County reports 356 new COVID infections and 3 new deaths.  Benicia and Solano County continue in HIGH rate of transmission.

Solano Public Health COVID dashboard, Monday, May 2, 2022:

DEATHS:  Solano reported three new COVID-related deaths in today’s report, all age 65+. Solano has reported 3 deaths so far in May. COMPARE BELOW: COVID deaths reported in Solano County this year: 30 in January, 15 in February, 17 in March, and 7 in April.  A total of 423 Solano residents have now died of COVID or COVID-related causes over the course of the pandemic.

TRANSMISSION RATE: With today’s report, Solano continues to  experience a HIGH rate of transmission, with 623 new cases in the last 7 days (up from 527 at last report).  CDC FORMULA: Based on Solano County’s population, 450 or more cases in 7 days places Solano in the CDC’s population-based definition of a HIGH transmission rate.  Below 225 cases in 7 days shows MODERATE community transmission.  Numbers between 225 and 450 are considered SUBSTANTIAL transmission.

ACTIVE CASES: Solano reported 700 ACTIVE cases today, up from 621 at last report.

CASES BY CITY – Monday, May 2, 2022:

  • BENICIA added 22 new cases today, a total of 3,260 cases since the outbreak began.  TRANSMISSION RATE: Benicia has reported 52 new cases in the last 7 days, continuing in the CDC’s HIGH rate of transmissionFor a city with Benicia’s population, anything over 27 cases in 7 days is considered HIGH TRANSMISSION.  14 to 27 cases is considered SUBSTANTIAL.  Below 14 is rated MODERATE.
  • Dixon added 11 new cases today, total of 4,395 cases.
  • Fairfield added 102 new cases today, total of 23,074 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 3 new cases today, total of 1,202 cases.
  • Suisun City added 28 new cases today, total of 6,060 cases.
  • Vacaville added 62 new cases today, a total of 21,925 cases.
  • Vallejo added 127 new cases today, a total of 26,028 cases.
  • Unincorporated added 1 new case today, a total of 201 cases.

TEST RATE:  Solano County’s 7-Day Percent Positive TEST RATE was 11% today, up from 10% at last report. Solano Public Health announced today that beginning on May 16, it will no longer report numbers of residents tested and the County’s 7-day positive test rate.  With so many home-tests, I agree that these numbers are no longer reliable, but they do give the public helpful information when compared to similar numbers for the state and nation.  COMPARE: The CALIFORNIA 7-day % positive rate was 2.2% today, down from 2.7% at last report.  [Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracking Center]. The U.S. 7-day % positive rate was 7.3%. today, up from 6.1% at last report. [Source: CDC COVID Data Tracker.] 

HOSPITALIZATIONS:

CURRENT: Solano reported the number of those currently hospitalized with COVID doubled today from 8 persons at last report to 16. The County did not update its Age, Race/Ethnicity hospitalization charts today. TREND: Solano reported 284 hospitalizations in January, 184 in February, 644 in March, and 53 in April.  (The County often updates age/race hospitalization data long after the fact, which probably accounts for the huge increase reported in March.)

Currently hospitalized in Solano Apr ’20 – current. Note recent upswing.  (Tap image to enlarge.)

ICU Bed Availability Solano County reported available hospital beds rose slightly today, from 32% at last report to 35% today, still just within the County’s GREEN safe zone.

Ventilator Availability in Solano County also rose dramatically today from 64% to 84% available, in the County’s GREEN safe zone. 


HOW DOES TODAY’S REPORT COMPARE?  See recent reports and others going back to April 20, 2020 in my ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).

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>The data on this page is from the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and (as of 3/14/2022) is updated Monday and Thursday between 4 and 6pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for “Summary, Demographics” and “Vaccines.”  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.

See also my BENINDY ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).  I have also archived the hundreds of full CORONAVIRUS REPORTS posted here almost daily on the Benicia Independent since April 2020.

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Solano adds over 500 new COVID cases in 7 days, 2 new deaths and 24 hospitalizations. Back in high rate of transmission

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By Roger Straw, Thursday, April 28, 2022

Solano County reports 527 new COVID infections in last 7 days, 2 new deaths and 24 hospitalizations.  Benicia and Solano County back in HIGH rate of transmission.

Solano Public Health COVID dashboard, Thursday, April 28, 2022:

DEATHS:  Solano reported two new COVID-related deaths in today’s report. One person who died was age 50-64 and one was age 65+. Solano has reported 7 deaths so far in April, all in the last 2 weeks. COMPARE: 15 COVID deaths were reported in February, 17 in March.  A total of 420 Solano residents have now died of COVID or COVID-related causes over the course of the pandemic.

TRANSMISSION RATE: With today’s report, Solano is once again experiencing a HIGH rate of transmission, with 527 new cases in the last 7 days (up from 397 at last report).  CDC FORMULA: Based on Solano County’s population, 450 or more cases in 7 days places Solano in the CDC’s population-based definition of a HIGH transmission rate.  Below 225 cases in 7 days shows MODERATE community transmission.  Numbers between 225 and 450 are considered SUBSTANTIAL transmission.

ACTIVE CASES: Solano reported 621 ACTIVE cases today, up from 441 at last report.

CASES BY CITY – Thursday, April 28:

  • BENICIA added 30 new cases today, 103 in April so far, and a total of 3,238 cases since the outbreak began.  TRANSMISSION RATE: Benicia has reported 53 new cases in the last 7 days, increasing well into the CDC’s HIGH rate of transmission.  Benicia bounced between MODERATE and SUBSTANTIAL rate from mid-March through mid-April.  For a city with Benicia’s population, anything over 27 cases in 7 days is considered HIGH TRANSMISSION.  14 to 27 cases is considered SUBSTANTIAL.  Below 14 is rated MODERATE.
  • Dixon added 13 new cases today, total of 4,384 cases.
  • Fairfield added 68 new cases today, total of 22,972 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 5 new cases today, total of 1,199 cases.
  • Suisun City added 20 new cases today, total of 6,032 cases.
  • Vacaville added 45 new cases today, a total of 21,863 cases.
  • Vallejo added 86 new cases today, a total of 25,901 cases.
  • Unincorporated added 0 new cases today, a total of 200 cases.

TEST RATE:  Solano County’s 7-Day Percent Positive TEST RATE was 10% today, up from 8% at last report. Solano does not compare favorably to the nation or the rest of California: The CALIFORNIA 7-day % positive rate was 2.7% today, up from 2.3% at last report.  [Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracking Center]. The U.S. 7-day % positive rate was 6.1%. today, down from 6.4% at last report. [Source: CDC COVID Data Tracker.] 

HOSPITALIZATIONS:

CURRENT: Solano reported the number of those currently hospitalized with COVID in the County rose today from 7 persons to 8. Current hospitalizations don’t tell the whole story, though, as this number reflects both admissions and discharges.  Only from the increase in total hospitalizations (below) can we know how many new admissions have come into our hospitals as of this date.

TOTAL hospitalizations: Solano updated its Age Group and Race/Ethnicity charts today, adding 24 previously unreported hospitalizations, someone age 65+, for a pandemic total of 4,390. (See below, and note that the County’s hospitalization numbers for Race/Ethnicity is less accurate, but presented here to show relative percentages).   TREND: Solano reported 284 hospitalizations in January, 184 in February, and (without explanation) 644 in March.  53 so far in April, and the County often updates this age/race hospitalization data long after the fact.

ICU Bed Availability Solano County reported available hospital beds fell again today, from 37% at last report to only 32% today, just barely in the County’s GREEN safe zone.

Ventilator Availability in Solano County also fell today from 70% to 64% available, in the County’s GREEN safe zone. 


HOW DOES TODAY’S REPORT COMPARE?  See recent reports and others going back to April 20, 2020 in my ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).

Click green text above or on the image.

>The data on this page is from the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and (as of 3/14/2022) is updated Monday and Thursday between 4 and 6pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for “Summary, Demographics” and “Vaccines.”  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.

See also my BENINDY ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).  I have also archived the hundreds of full CORONAVIRUS REPORTS posted here almost daily on the Benicia Independent since April 2020.

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Benicia sees 23 new COVID cases, now in HIGH transmission rate

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By Roger Straw, Monday, April 25, 2022

Solano County reports 260 new COVID infections and 1 new death.  Benicia now experiencing HIGH transmission rate.

Solano Public Health COVID dashboard, Monday, April 25, 2022:

DEATHS:  Solano reported one new COVID-related death in today’s report, 5 deaths reported so far in April.  COMPARE: 15 COVID deaths were reported in February, 17 in March.  A total of 418 Solano residents have now died of COVID or COVID-related causes over the course of the pandemic.

TRANSMISSION RATE: With today’s report, Solano remained in a SUBSTANTIAL rate of transmission, but much higher, with 397 new cases in the last 7 days (up from 265 at last report).  CDC FORMULA: Based on Solano County’s population, 450 or more cases in 7 days places Solano in the CDC’s population-based definition of a HIGH transmission rate.  Below 225 cases in 7 days shows MODERATE community transmission.  Numbers between 225 and 450 are considered SUBSTANTIAL transmission.

ACTIVE CASES: Solano reported 441 ACTIVE cases today, up from 328 at last report.

CASES BY CITY – Monday, April 25:

  • BENICIA added 23 new cases today, 73 in April so far, and a total of 3,208 cases since the outbreak began.  TRANSMISSION RATE: Benicia’s 7-day case count is 38 as of today’s report, now in the CDC’s HIGH rate of transmission for the first time since March 11.  Benicia bounced between MODERATE and SUBSTANTIAL range from mid-March through mid-April.  For a city with Benicia’s population, anything over 27 cases in 7 days is considered HIGH TRANSMISSION.  14 to 27 cases is considered SUBSTANTIAL.  Below 14 is rated MODERATE.
  • Dixon added 14 new cases today, total of 4,371 cases.
  • Fairfield added 67 new cases today, total of 22,904 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 0 new cases today, total of 1,194 cases.
  • Suisun City added 17 new cases today, total of 6,012 cases.
  • Vacaville added 45 new cases today, a total of 21,818 cases.
  • Vallejo added 94 new cases today, a total of 25,815 cases.
  • Unincorporated added 0 new cases today, a total of 200 cases.

TEST RATE:  Solano County’s 7-Day Percent Positive TEST RATE was 8% today, up from 6% at last report. Even at this low rate, Solano does not compare favorably to the rest of California: The CALIFORNIA 7-day % positive rate was 2.3% today, up from 1.9% at last report.  [Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracking Center]. The U.S. 7-day % positive rate was 6.5%. today, up from 5.3% at last report. [Source: CDC COVID Data Tracker.] 

HOSPITALIZATIONS:

CURRENT: Solano reported the number of those currently hospitalized with COVID in the County rose today from only 4 persons to 7. Current hospitalizations don’t tell the whole story, though, as this number reflects both admissions and discharges.  Only from the increase in total hospitalizations (below) can we know how many new admissions have come into our hospitals as of this date.

TOTAL hospitalizations: Solano updated its Age Group and Race/Ethnicity charts today, adding 1 previously unreported hospitalization, someone age 65+, for a pandemic total of 4,366TREND: Solano reported 284 hospitalizations in January, 184 in February, and (without explanation) 644 in March.  Only 29 so far in April, but the County often updates this age/race hospitalization data long after the fact.

ICU Bed Availability Solano County reported available hospital beds fell sharply today, from 63% at last report to only 37% today, just barely in the County’s GREEN safe zone.

Ventilator Availability in Solano County rose slightly today from 69% to 70% available, in the County’s GREEN safe zone. 


HOW DOES TODAY’S REPORT COMPARE?  See recent reports and others going back to April 20, 2020 in my ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).

Click green text above or on the image.

>The data on this page is from the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and (as of 3/14/2022) is updated Monday and Thursday between 4 and 6pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for “Summary, Demographics” and “Vaccines.”  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.

See also my BENINDY ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).  I have also archived the hundreds of full CORONAVIRUS REPORTS posted here almost daily on the Benicia Independent since April 2020.

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Solano County reports 11 previously unreported hospitalizations and 137 new infections

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By Roger Straw, Thursday, April 21, 2022

Solano County reports 137 new COVID infections, 11 hospitalizations, no new deaths.

Solano Public Health COVID dashboard, Thursday, April 21, 2022:

DEATHS:  Solano reported no new COVID-related death in today’s report, 4 deaths reported so far in April.  COMPARE: 15 COVID deaths were reported in February, 17 in March.  A total of 417 Solano residents have now died of COVID or COVID-related causes over the course of the pandemic.

TRANSMISSION RATE: With today’s report, Solano remained in a SUBSTANTIAL rate of transmission, with 265 new cases in the last 7 days (up slightly from 250 at last report).  CDC FORMULA: Based on Solano County’s population, 450 or more cases in 7 days places Solano in the CDC’s population-based definition of a HIGH transmission rate.  Below 225 cases in 7 days shows MODERATE community transmission.  Numbers between 225 and 450 are considered SUBSTANTIAL transmission.

ACTIVE CASES: Solano reported 328 ACTIVE cases today, up from 257 at last report.

CASES BY CITY – Thursday, April 21:

  • BENICIA added 15 new cases today, 50 in the first 3 weeks of April and a total of 3,185 cases since the outbreak began.  TRANSMISSION RATE: Benicia’s 7-day case count is 27 as of today’s report, just one person shy of the CDC’s HIGH rate of transmission.  Benicia has bounced between MODERATE and SUBSTANTIAL range since mid-March.  For a city with Benicia’s population, anything over 27 cases in 7 days is considered HIGH TRANSMISSION.  14 to 27 cases is considered SUBSTANTIAL.  Below 14 is rated MODERATE.
  • Dixon added 3 new cases today, total of 4,357 cases.
  • Fairfield added 32 new cases today, total of 22,837 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 3 new cases today, total of 1,194 cases.
  • Suisun City added 12 new cases today, total of 5,995 cases.
  • Vacaville added 20 new cases today, a total of 21,773 cases.
  • Vallejo added 50 new cases today, a total of 25,721 cases.
  • Unincorporated added 1 new case today, a total of 200 cases.

TEST RATE:  Solano County’s 7-Day Percent Positive TEST RATE was 6% today, up from 5% at last report. Even at this low rate, Solano does not compare favorably to the rest of California: The CALIFORNIA 7-day % positive rate was 1.9% today  [Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracking Center]. The U.S. 7-day % positive rate held steady today at 5.3%. [Source: CDC COVID Data Tracker.] 

HOSPITALIZATIONS:

CURRENT: Solano reported the number of those currently hospitalized with COVID in the County rose today from only 2 persons to 4. Current hospitalizations don’t tell the whole story, though, as this number reflects both admissions and discharges.  Only from the increase in total hospitalizations (below) can we know how many new admissions have come into our hospitals as of this date.

TOTAL hospitalizations: Solano updated its Age Group and Race/Ethnicity charts today, adding 11 previously unreported hospitalizations, for a pandemic total of 4,365TREND: Solano reported 284 hospitalizations in January, 184 in February, and (without explanation) 644 in March.  Only 28 so far in April, but the County often updates this age/race hospitalization data long after the fact.

ICU Bed Availability Solano County reported available hospital beds increased sharply today, from 43% at last report to 63% today, still in the County’s GREEN safe zone.

Ventilator Availability in Solano County rose slightly today from 68% to 69% available, in the County’s GREEN safe zone. 


HOW DOES TODAY’S REPORT COMPARE?  See recent reports and others going back to April 20, 2020 in my ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).

Click green text above or on the image.

>The data on this page is from the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and (as of 3/14/2022) is updated Monday and Thursday between 4 and 6pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for “Summary, Demographics” and “Vaccines.”  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.

See also my BENINDY ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).  I have also archived the hundreds of full CORONAVIRUS REPORTS posted here almost daily on the Benicia Independent since April 2020.

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