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Solano reports 37 new COVID cases and 2 new hospitalizations

[Source: Solano County Coronavirus Dashboard.  For a complete archive of day by day data, see my Excel ARCHIVE.]

Friday, October 23: 37 new cases overnight, no new deaths, 2 new hospitalizations.  Since the outbreak began: 7,286 cases, 423 hospitalized, 74 deaths.Compare previous report, Thursday, Oct. 22:Summary

  • Solano County reported 37 new cases overnight, total of 7,286 cases since the outbreak started.
  • Deaths – no new deaths today, total of 74 Solano deaths since the pandemic began.
  • Active cases – Solano reported 18 fewer ACTIVE cases today, total of 306.  Last week, Solano reported over 300 active cases for the first time since September 4, and we’re back to that level again this week.  Yesterday’s total of 324 was the highest since September 3.  Note that only 17 of these 306 people are hospitalized, so there are a lot of infected folks out among us, hopefully quarantined.  Is the County equipped to contact trace so many infected persons?  Who knows?  To my knowledge, Solano County has offered no reports on contact tracing.
  • Hospitalizations – the number of currently hospitalized persons fell by 1 today, total of 17.  Total hospitalized rose from 421 yesterday to 423 today.  For manual calculation of total, see age group stats below.
  • ICU Bedsthe County reported a sharp decrease in ICU beds available yesterday, down from 39% to 29% and displaying in cautionary yellow.  TODAY the rate was back up to 35%(Still no information about availability of ventilators.)
  • Testing – The County reports today that 730 more residents were tested overnight, new total of 101,226.  (Solano has AVERAGED 522 tested per day over the last 3 weeks.)  We still have a long way to go; only 22.6% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.  (And even less, considering that some individuals have been tested more than once.)

Positive Test Rate

Solano County reported today that our 7-day average test rate rose today from 4.9% to 5.2%.  Average percent positive test rates are among the best metrics for measuring the spread of the virus.  The much more stable California 7-day test rate rose slightly today, from 2.7% to 2.9%(Note that Solano County displays past weeks and months in a 7-day test positivity line graph which also shows daily results.  However, the chart does not display an accurate number of cases for the most recent days, as there is a lag time in receiving test results.  The 7-day curve also lags behind current unknown results.) 

By Age Group

  • Youth 17 and under – 7 new cases today, total of 830 cases, representing 11.4% of the 7,286 total cases.  No new hospitalizations were reported among this age group today.  Thankfully, no deaths have ever been reported in Solano County in this age groupBut cases among Solano youth rose steadily over the summer, from 5.6% of total cases on June 8 to 11% on August 31 and has plateaued just over 11% since September 30, increasing to 11.4% for the first time this week.  Youth are 22% of Solano’s general population, so this 11.x% may seem low.  The significance is this: 1) youth numbers increased steadily and at a faster rate than the other age groups, and 2) youth are SERIOUSLY NOT IMMUNE (!) – in fact 7 youth have now been hospitalized.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 20 new cases today, total of 4,327 cases. This age group is 41% of the population in Solano, but represents 60% of the total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported 1 new hospitalization in this young age group today, total of 136 hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this group today, total of 5 deaths.  Some in this group are surely ignoring public health orders, and many are providing essential services among us.  I expect this group is a major factor in the spread of the virus.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 7 new cases today, total of 1,398 cases.  This age group represents over 19% of the 7,286 total cases. 1 new hospitalization was reported today, total of 116 hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this age group today, a total of 15 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 3 new cases today, total of 729.  This age group’s 729 cases represent 10% of the 7,286 total cases.
    No new hospitalizations were reported today, total of 164.  In this older age group, 22.5% of cases required hospitalization at one time.  No new deaths, total of 54 of our elders who died of COVID.  This group accounts for 54 of the 74 total deaths, or 73%.

City Data

  • Benicia remained steady today, total of 186 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon added 1 new case today, total of 466 cases.
  • Fairfield added 7 new cases today, total of 2,364 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 57 cases.
  • Suisun City added 5 new cases today, total of 532 cases.
  • Vacaville added 14 new cases today, total of 1,284 cases.
  • Vallejo added 10 new cases today, total of 2,374 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 23 cases.

Race / Ethnicity

The County report on race / ethnicity includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics.  This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate significantly worse outcomes among black and brown Americans.  Note that all of this data surely undercounts Latinx Americans, as there is a large group of “Multirace / Others” which likely is composed mostly of Latinx members of our communities.

  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases, 11% of hospitalizations, and 19% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases, but 18% of hospitalizations, and 24% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 28% of cases, 29% of hospitalizations, and 18% of deaths.
  • White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 22% of cases, 26% of hospitalizations and 30% of deaths.

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 hospitalizations in Solano County up by 16, ICU bed count down 10%


[Source: Solano County Coronavirus Dashboard.  For a complete archive of day by day data, see my Excel ARCHIVE.]

This thing is far from over…

Thursday, October 22: 44 new cases overnight, no new deaths, 16 (!) new hospitalizations.  Since the outbreak began: 7,249 cases, 421 hospitalized, 74 deaths.Compare previous report, Wednesday, Oct. 21:Summary

  • Solano County reported 44 new cases overnight, total of 7,249 cases since the outbreak started.  Over the last 2 weeks, Solano reported 541 new cases, average of 39 per day (significantly higher than the previous weeks’ daily averages).
  • Deaths – no new deaths today, total of 74 Solano deaths since the pandemic began.
  • Active cases – Solano reported 23 additional ACTIVE cases today, total of 324.  Last week, Solano reported over 300 active cases for the first time since September 4, and we’re back to that level again yesterday and today.  Today’s total is the highest since September 3.  Note that only 18 of these 324 people are hospitalized, so there are a lot of infected folks out among us, hopefully quarantined.  Is the County equipped to contact trace so many infected persons?  Who knows?  To my knowledge, Solano County has offered no reports on contact tracing.
  • Hospitalizations – the number of currently hospitalized persons fell by 3 today, total of 18.  This despite two other seemingly contradictory reports: a sharp drop in ICU beds available (see below) AND a sudden large increase in the total number hospitalized since the outbreak started.  Total hospitalized rose from 405 yesterday to 421 today, the first daily increase of more than 1 since October 2. I suspect the County is backfilling old numbers reported for the first time today.  (Is it possible these numbers were held back deliberately for a time to help qualify for a more lenient tier under state health ratings?  It is well known that our County health department favors re-opening and has been publicly critical of state health regulations.)  For manual calculation of total, see age group stats below.
  • ICU Bedsthe County reported a sharp decrease in ICU beds available, down from 39% yesterday to 29% today, and displaying in cautionary YELLOW.  Today’s 29% is the lowest since the County began reporting beds by percentage on June 22(Still no information about availability of ventilators.)
  • Testing – The County reports today that 547 more residents were tested overnight, new total of 100,496.  (Solano has AVERAGED 511 tested per day over the last 3 weeks.)  Solano has a long way to go; only 22.4% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.  (And even less, considering that some individuals have been tested more than once.)

Positive Test Rate

Solano County reported today that our 7-day average test rate fell today from 5.3% to 4.9%.  Average percent positive test rates are among the best metrics for measuring the spread of the virus.  The much more stable California 7-day test rate rose slightly today, from 2.6% to 2.7%(Note that Solano County displays past weeks and months in a 7-day test positivity line graph which also shows daily results.  However, the chart does not display an accurate number of cases for the most recent days, as there is a lag time in receiving test results.  The 7-day curve also lags behind current unknown results.) 

By Age Group

  • Youth 17 and under – 10 new cases today, total of 823 cases, representing 11.4% of the 7,249 total cases1 new hospitalization was reported among this age group today, the first Solano youth to be hospitalized in a month, for a new total of 7 hospitalizations since the outbreak began.  Thankfully, no deaths have ever been reported in Solano County in this age groupBut cases among Solano youth rose steadily over the summer, from 5.6% of total cases on June 8 to 11% on August 31 and has plateaued just over 11% since September 30, increasing to 11.4% for the first time today.  Youth are 22% of Solano’s general population, so this 11.x% may seem low.  The significance is this: 1) youth numbers increased steadily and at a faster rate than the other age groups, and 2) youth are SERIOUSLY NOT IMMUNE (!) – in fact 7 youth have now been hospitalized.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 24 new cases today, total of 4,307 cases. This age group is 41% of the population in Solano, but represents 60% of the total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported 4 new hospitalizations in this young age group today, total of 135 hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this group today, total of 5 deaths.  Some in this group are surely ignoring public health orders, and many are providing essential services among us.  I expect this group is a major factor in the spread of the virus.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 6 new cases today, total of 1,391 cases.  This age group represents over 19% of the 7,249 total cases. 6 new hospitalizations were reported today, total of 115 hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this age group today, a total of 15 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 4 new cases today, total of 726.  This age group’s 726 cases represent 10% of the 7,249 total cases.
    5 new hospitalizations reported today, total of 164.  In this older age group, 22.6% of cases required hospitalization at one time.  No new deaths, total of 54 of our elders who died of COVID.  This group accounts for 54 of the 74 total deaths, or 73%.

City Data

  • Benicia remained steady today, total of 186 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon added 2 new cases today, total of 465 cases.
  • Fairfield added 14 new cases today, total of 2,357 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 57 cases.
  • Suisun City added 2 new cases today, total of 527 cases.
  • Vacaville added 16 new cases today, total of 1,270 cases.
  • Vallejo added 10 new cases today, total of 2,364 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 23 cases.

Race / Ethnicity

The County report on race / ethnicity includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics.  This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate significantly worse outcomes among black and brown Americans.  Note that all of this data surely undercounts Latinx Americans, as there is a large group of “Multirace / Others” which likely is composed mostly of Latinx members of our communities.

  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases, 11% of hospitalizations, and 19% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases, but 18% of hospitalizations, and 24% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 28% of cases, 29% of hospitalizations, and 18% of deaths.
  • White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 22% of cases, 26% of hospitalizations and 30% of deaths.

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.

Coronavirus in Solano County – another 34 cases today


[Source: Solano County Coronavirus Dashboard.  For a complete archive of day by day data, see my Excel ARCHIVE.]

This thing is far from over…

Wednesday, October 21: 34 new cases overnight, no new deaths, no new hospitalizations.  Since the outbreak began: 7,205 cases, 405 hospitalized, 74 deaths.Compare previous report, Tuesday, Oct. 20:Summary

  • Solano County reported 34 new cases overnight, total of 7,205 cases since the outbreak started.  Over the last 2 weeks, Solano reported 547 new cases, average of 39 per day (significantly higher than the previous weeks’ daily averages).
  • Deaths – no new deaths today, total of 74 Solano deaths since the pandemic began.
  • Active cases – Solano reported 17 additional ACTIVE cases today, total of 301.  Last week, Solano reported over 300 active cases for the first time since September 4, and we’re back to that level again today.  Note that only 21 of these 301 people are hospitalized, so there are a lot of infected folks out among us, hopefully quarantined.  Is the County equipped to contact trace so many infected persons?  Who knows?  To my knowledge, Solano County has offered no reports on contact tracing.
  • Hospitalizations – the number of currently hospitalized persons fell by 5 today, total of 21.  The total number hospitalized since the outbreak started remained steady today, total of 405. (For manual calculation of total, see age group stats below).
  • ICU Beds – the County reported a slight decrease in ICU beds available, down from 41% to 39%(Still no information about availability of ventilators.)
  • Testing – The County reports today that 717 more residents were tested overnight, new total of 99,949.  (Solano has AVERAGED nearly 500 tested per day over the last 3 weeks.)  Solano has a long way to go; only 22.3% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.  (And even less, considering that some individuals have been tested more than once.)

Positive Test Rate

Solano County reported today that our 7-day average test rate fell today from 6.0% to 5.3%.  Average percent positive test rates are among the best metrics for measuring the spread of the virus.  The much more stable California 7-day test rate rose slightly today, from 2.5% to 2.6%(Note that Solano County displays past weeks and months in a 7-day test positivity line graph which also shows daily results.  However, the chart does not display an accurate number of cases for the most recent days, as there is a lag time in receiving test results.  The 7-day curve also lags behind current unknown results.) 

By Age Group

  • Youth 17 and under – 5 new cases today, total of 813 cases, representing 11.3% of the 7,205 total cases.  No new hospitalizations among this age group today, a total of 6 hospitalizations since the outbreak began.  Thankfully, no deaths have ever been reported in Solano County in this age groupBut cases among Solano youth rose steadily over the summer, from 5.6% of total cases on June 8 to 11% on August 31 and has plateaued just over 11% since September 30, increasing to 11.3% for the first time Monday 10/19.  Youth are 22% of Solano’s general population, so this 11.x% may seem low.  The significance is this: 1) youth numbers increased steadily and at a faster rate than the other age groups, and 2) youth are SERIOUSLY NOT IMMUNE (!) – in fact 6 youth have now been hospitalized.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 21 new cases today, total of 4,283 cases. This age group is 41% of the population in Solano, but represents just under 60% of the total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported no new hospitalizations in this age group today, total of 131 hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this young age group today, total of 5 deaths.  Some in this group are surely ignoring public health orders, and many are providing essential services among us.  I expect this group is a major factor in the spread of the virus.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – only 4 new cases today, total of 1,385 cases.  This age group represents over 19% of the 7,205 total cases. No new hospitalizations today, total of 109 hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this age group today, a total of 15 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 7 new cases today, total of 722.  This age group’s 722 cases represent 10% of the 7,205 total cases.  No new hospitalizations, total of 159.  In this older age group, 22% of cases required hospitalization at one time.  No new deaths, total of 54 of our elders who died of COVID.  This group accounts for 54 of the 74 total deaths, or 73%.

City Data

  • Benicia added 1 new case today, total of 186 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon added 1 new case today, total of 463 cases.
  • Fairfield added 13 new cases today, total of 2,343 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 57 cases.
  • Suisun City added 3 new cases today, total of 525 cases.
  • Vacaville added 10 new cases today, total of 1,254 cases.
  • Vallejo added only 6 new cases today, total of 2,354 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 23 cases.

Race / Ethnicity

The County report on race / ethnicity includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics.  This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate significantly worse outcomes among black and brown Americans.  Note that all of this data surely undercounts Latinx Americans, as there is a large group of “Multirace / Others” which likely is composed mostly of Latinx members of our communities.

  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 10% of cases, 11% of hospitalizations, and 19% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases, but 18% of hospitalizations, and 24% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 28% of cases, 29% of hospitalizations, and 18% of deaths.
  • White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 22% of cases, 27% of hospitalizations and 30% of deaths.

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 COVID update: 54 new cases overnight, averaging 39 new cases per day over last 3 weeks


[Source: Solano County Coronavirus Dashboard.  For a complete archive of day by day data, see my Excel ARCHIVE.]

This thing is far from over…

Tuesday, October 20: 54 new cases overnight, no new deaths, no new hospitalizations.  Since the outbreak began: 7,171 cases, 405 hospitalized, 74 deaths.Compare previous report, Monday, Oct. 19:Summary

  • Solano County reported 54 new cases overnight, total of 7,171 cases since the outbreak started.  Over the last 2 weeks, Solano reported 547 new cases, average of 39 per day (significantly higher than the previous weeks’ daily averages, and climbing).
  • Deaths – no new deaths today, total of 74 Solano deaths since the pandemic began.
  • Active cases – Solano reported 14 additional ACTIVE cases today, total of 284.  Last week, Solano reported over 300 active cases for the first time since September 4.  Note that only 26 of these 284 people are hospitalized, so there are a lot of infected folks out among us, hopefully quarantined.  Is the County equipped to contact trace so many infected persons?  Who knows?  To my knowledge, Solano County has offered no reports on contact tracing.
  • Hospitalizations – the number of currently hospitalized persons increased by 2 today, total of 26.  The total number hospitalized since the outbreak started remained steady today, total of 405. (For manual calculation of total, see age group stats below).
  • ICU Beds – the County reported a slight improvement in ICU beds available, up from 38% to 41%(Still no information about availability of ventilators.)
  • Testing – The County reports today that 1,018 (!) more residents were tested overnight, new total of 99,232.  (Solano has AVERAGED 500 tested per day over the last 3 weeks.)  Solano has a long way to go; only 22.2% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.  (And even less, considering that some individuals have been tested more than once.)

Positive Test Rate

Solano County reported today that our 7-day average test rate fell today from 6.5% to 6.0%.  Average percent positive test rates are among the best metrics for measuring the spread of the virus.  The much more stable California 7-day test rate rose slightly today, from 2.4% to 2.5%(Note that Solano County displays past weeks and months in a 7-day test positivity line graph which also shows daily results.  However, the chart does not display an accurate number of cases for the most recent days, as there is a lag time in receiving test results.  The 7-day curve also lags behind current unknown results.) 

By Age Group

  • Youth 17 and under – 6 new cases today, total of 808 cases, representing 11.3% of the 7,171 total cases.  No new hospitalizations among this age group today, a total of 6 hospitalizations since the outbreak began.  Thankfully, no deaths have ever been reported in Solano County in this age groupBut cases among Solano youth rose steadily over the summer, from 5.6% of total cases on June 8 to 11% on August 31 and has plateaued just over 11% since September 30, increasing to 11.3% for the first time Monday 10/19.  Youth are 22% of Solano’s general population, so this 11.x% may seem low.  The significance is this: 1) youth numbers increased steadily and at a faster rate than the other age groups, and 2) youth are SERIOUSLY NOT IMMUNE (!) – in fact 6 youth have now been hospitalized.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 24 new cases today, total of 4,262 cases. This age group is 41% of the population in Solano, but represents just under 60% of the total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported no new hospitalizations in this age group today, total of 131 hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this young age group today, total of 5 deaths.  Some in this group are surely ignoring public health orders, and many are providing essential services among us.  I expect this group is a major factor in the spread of the virus.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 16 new cases today, total of 1,381 cases.  This age group represents 19.3% of the 7,171 total cases (up 0.3% suddenly since 10/15, having held steady at around 19.0% for months before then). No new hospitalizations today, total of 109 hospitalized since the outbreak began.  No new deaths in this age group today, a total of 15 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – Today the County reported 5 new cases, total of 715.  No new hospitalizations, total of 159.  No new deaths, total of 54 of our elders who died of COVID.  This age group’s 715 cases represent 10% of the 7,171 total cases.  In this older age group, 22.2% of cases required hospitalization at one time.  This group accounts for 54 of the 74 deaths, or 73%.

City Data

  • Benicia added 2 new cases today, total of 185 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon held steady today, total of 462 cases.
  • Fairfield added 28 new cases today, total of 2,330 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 1 new case today, total of 57 cases.
  • Suisun City added 6 new cases today, total of 522 cases.
  • Vacaville added 11 new cases today, total of 1,244 cases.
  • Vallejo added only 6 new cases today, total of 2,348 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 23 cases.

Race / Ethnicity

The County report on race / ethnicity includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics.  This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate significantly worse outcomes among black and brown Americans.  Note that all of this data surely undercounts Latinx Americans, as there is a large group of “Multirace / Others” which likely is composed mostly of Latinx members of our communities.

  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 9% of cases, 11% of hospitalizations, and 19% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 11% of cases, but 18% of hospitalizations, and 24% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 29% of cases, 29% of hospitalizations, and 18% of deaths.
  • White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 22% of cases, 27% of hospitalizations and 30% of deaths.

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.