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COVID spread in Solano County: 100 new cases, 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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Solano remains in COVID red tier, 24 new cases overnight, ‘active cases’ increasing


By Roger Straw. Wednesday, March 31, 2021

24 new COVID-19 cases overnight, number of active cases increased each of last 7 days

The County also reported 24 new positive COVID cases overnight among our neighbors today.  Active cases numbered 304 today, up from 222 a week ago.

Solano did not move to the orange tier yesterday as did several of our neighboring counties.  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 Wednesday, March 31:COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Tuesday, March 30:

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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Solano County won’t be moving to orange tier anytime soon

Solano County won’t be moving to orange tier anytime soon

Jenny Ault with Sutter Solano Medical Center directs a woman who had just received the Moderna vaccination to an observation waiting area at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo earlier this year. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald file)
Jenny Ault with Sutter Solano Medical Center directs a woman who had just received the Moderna vaccination to an observation waiting area at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo earlier this year. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald file)
Vallejo Times-Herald, by Thomas Gase, March 30, 2021, | UPDATED: March 31, 2021

Although numerous counties in California such as Alameda and Santa Cruz moved from the COVID-19 red tier to the the less restrictive orange tier this week, Solano won’t be joining them anytime soon.

Solano has been in the red tier for three weeks, but recent data has county health officials concerned that there is a slight chance it could be headed backward and into a more restrictive purple tier once again.

“No, we’re not moving into orange this week,” Solano County Public Health Administrator Jayleen Richards said, with a sigh. “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.”

Counties must remain in a tier for at least three weeks before moving to a less restrictive tier. Those counties must also meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks to move to a less restrictive tier. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier.

There was speculation Tuesday that Napa County was also going to move into the orange. However, it was announced Wednesday that Napa County will have to stay in the stricter red tier after an uptick in cases. That means winery indoor tasting rooms will remained closed for now.

The new tier assignments for Alameda and Santa Cruz counties will take effect on Wednesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Solano County has seen 31,121 cases and 197 deaths, according to the Solano County health site. According to the state website (which has often differed from the county site) there has been 5.5 new COVID cases per day as well as a 1.9 positivity rate (7-day average). The health equity quartile positivity rate is 2.3 percent.

“We’re doing really well in the equity rate measure, but we’re not quite there in other categories,” Richards said. “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.”

Taking in the recent data, Richards said Solano wouldn’t go back into a purple tier this week but she worries about the weeks ahead. She also stated that now the earliest that Solano can move ahead to the orange tier is mid-April.

“We’ll know more in about a week or so,” Richards said. “But the fact that the numbers are going in the wrong direction could be attributed to many things. It could be just an overall feeling that people go to a vaccination clinic to get their shots and they have a feeling that everything is back to normal. Then you add that the sun is out and the weather is better, which is causing large groups again. We’re just not quite there yet.”

The orange tier allows for bars that don’t serve food to reopen outdoors, and lets wineries, distilleries and breweries without food service start seating customers inside.

Bowling alleys and cardrooms can reopen as well, and indoor operations at churches, movie theaters, restaurants and museums would be subject to higher capacity limits.

Amusement parks such as Vallejo’s Six Flags Discovery Kingdom got the green light to welcome the public back starting Thursday, as long as their counties are in the red tier or better, under rules the state previously announced.

After Solano County moved into the red tier, the Vallejo City Unified School District announced that some schools are set to return to class on April 12.

The new tier assignment appeared to similarly allow the Oakland A’s to welcome more fans when its season starts Thursday, because the orange stage bumps up capacity limits for stadiums from 20 percent to 33 percent. The San Francisco Giants are also planning on letting fans back in their ballpark in April.

Bay Area News Group writers Nico Savidge and Shayna Rubin contributed to this story.

Solano COVID-19 update: 44 new cases today, fewer ICU beds available


By Roger Straw. Tuesday, March 30, 2021

44 new COVID-19 cases overnight, ICU Beds back in yellow danger zone

The County also reported 44 new positive COVID cases overnight among our neighbors today.  ICU beds available are down to 26%, below 30% (yellow danger zone) for the first time since March 23. The virus is still on the move.  Stay safe, folks, get vaccinated, wear a mask!

FOR THE RECORD: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Tuesday, March 30:COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Monday, March 29:

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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