A single-day increase of 56 new COVID patients in Solano County

By Roger Straw, Thursday, May 6, 2021

56 new cases reported in Solano County today.  Percent positive rate remains high.  Stay safe!  See also: People with mild COVID can have long-term health problems

Solano County COVID report on Thursday, May 6.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

On May 6, Solano County reported 56 new COVID cases.  We saw 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 opening to less restrictive tiers anytime soon.  Solano’s Active cases rose today from 310 to 312.  Our percent positivity rate fell slightly today, but remains high at 7.4%.  We have not seen rates this high since Feb. 22.

Cases among children and youth have increased alarmingly
Percent of today’s new cases, age groups, May 6, 2021
New Cases
0-17 years
New Cases
18-49 years
New Cases
50-64 years
New Cases
65+ years
TOTAL New Cases Today
12 27 14 3 56
21% 48% 25% 5% 100%

Compare TODAY (above) with percentages since LAST SUMMER (below).  Note especially children and youth 0-17 years:

Percent of  ALL CASES SINCE JUNE 2020, age groups as of May 6, 2021
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%
5/6/21 12.2% 55.4% 20.5% 11.9%
Hospitalizations – very little information…

The Solano County COVID dashboard Summary tab only shows active hospitalizations for the current day (22 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:

Solano County Total COVID Hospitalizations by AGE GROUPS as of Early April
Age 0-17
Age 18-49
Age 50-64
Age 65+
    26     323     330     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 Thursday, May 6:

  • Benicia added 1 new case today, total of 973 cases since the outbreak began.  Benicia averaged 2 cases per day in April.
  • Dixon added 3 new cases today, total of 1,876 cases.
  • Fairfield added 22 new cases today, total of 8,870 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 369 cases.
  • Suisun City added 5 new cases today, total of 2,240 cases.
  • Vacaville added 11 new cases today, total of 8,546 cases.
  • Vallejo added 14 new cases today, total of 9,722 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 102 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Wednesday, May 5:

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 4 or 5pm.  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.