10 new COVID cases in Benicia, spike of 65 cases overnight in Solano County

By Roger Straw, Friday, April 30, 2021

Vaccinations work!  Only 1 new COVID case among those 65 and over!  HOWEVER, others still getting sick: 65 new cases in our County today, including 10 in Benicia!

Solano County COVID report on Friday, April 30:
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

On April 30, Solano County reported 65 new COVID cases.
Solano has seen 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day.  Reports are that Solano will not be joining all other Bay Area counties in the State’s orange tier anytime soon.  Solano’s Active cases went up a bit today, rising from 357to 362.  Our percent positivity rate rose from 5.2% to 5.9%.

Cases among youth and young adults increasing
Date New Cases
0-17 years
New Cases
18-49 years
New Cases
50-64 years
New Cases
65+ years
TODAY, Apr 30, 2021 19 36 9 1

Since last summer, cases among children 0-17 years of age have increased dramatically as a percentage of total cases.  This chart shows the changes among age groups over the past 11 months.

Date Cases
% 0-17
% 18-49
% 50-64
% 65+
6/5/20 5.8% 45.2% 25.6% 23.3%
7/1/20 9.0% 57.5% 20.1% 13.4%
8/31/20 11.0% 60.6% 19.2% 9.2%
4/30/21 12.1% 55.4% 20.6% 11.9%
Hospitalizations – very little information…

The Solano County COVID dashboard Summary tab only shows active hospitalizations for the current day (20 today, see image at top of page).  This number represents the total currently hospitalized after yesterday’s admissions and discharges.  Little can be learned from this about the accumulated total of hospitalizations since the outbreak began.

Screenshot from Solano’s Demographics Tab, Hospitalizations by Age Group.  Click image for larger view.

But on the Demographics tab of the County dashboard, the County “occasionally” updates the accumulated total of hospitalizations by age group.  These numbers have not been updated since early April, so it isn’t possible to determine whether there has been an increasing number of hospitalizations among our children and young adults.  I have asked Public Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas for an update on these numbers, and he replied by email on 4/29 that he “believes” his staff will update these numbers soon, and “will double check.”  But no update as yet.  So age group hospitalization totals on the dashboard remain old and unchanged, but interesting:

Solano County Total COVID Hospitalizations by AGE GROUPS as of Early April
Age 0-17
Age 18-49
Age 50-64
Age 65+
    26     324     329     591

>> The virus is still on the move here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance!  We will get through this together.

Cases by City on Friday, April 30:

  • Benicia added 10 (!) new cases today, total of 964 cases since the outbreak began.  Benicia saw 10+ cases in a single day 4 times during the surge in early January, but never since, until today. Benicia has averaged 2 cases per day in April.
  • Dixon added 3 new cases today, total of 1,861 cases.
  • Fairfield added only 17 new cases today, total of 8,817 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 1 case today, total of 367 cases.
  • Suisun City added 5 new cases today, total of 2,220 cases.
  • Vacaville added 13 new cases today, total of 8,482 cases.
  • Vallejo added 16 new cases today, total of 9,664 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 102 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Thursday, April 29:

The data on this page is from today’s and the previous 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.