Benicia sees 5th consecutive day with zero new cases of COVID – we’re getting there!

By Roger Straw, Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Solano County reports 33 new infections today, Benicia stuck at 999 cases, no new cases over the last 5 days.  Vaccinate!  Stay safe when indoors or in crowds, and remember

Solano County COVID report on Wednesday, June 2.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

Solano County reported 33 new COVID cases today.  Yesterday’s incredible increase of 82 new cases from Vacaville is still unclear.  Fairfield Daily Republic reporter Glen Faison wrote, “Solano County officials did not respond prior to deadline to a request for information about the 82 new cases reported in Vacaville.”  I suspect the County is playing “catch-up” with previously-unreported cases from Vacaville, conveniently just after getting State approval to move to the less restrictive orange tier.  Monthly: We saw 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day.  In May, Solano reported 920 new cases, an average of 30 per day.  Today, 33.

Solano County also reported no new COVID deaths today, a total of 243 deaths here since the pandemic began.

SOLANO NOW IN ORANGE TIER – Solano County was finally moved into the orange tier yesterday, the last Bay Area County to leave the red tier.  See details on remaining restrictions and new freedoms in the County’s press release, also in the account of the Vallejo Times-Herald.

JUNE 15 RE-OPENING Solano County Public Health highlighted on its dashboard last week that the State of California will discontinue COVID tier assignments on June 15.  The County references a thorough but outdated California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announcement of April 4, 2021.  A more current but less detailed CDPH announcement isBeyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors – Effective June 15.”  The ending of the State’s tier system is being hailed as a return to normal, but it falls short of that for Mega Events (gatherings of crowds greater than 5,000 [indoors] and 10,000 [outdoors]).  And… ALL of us are advised to get vaccinated and continue to take precautions when sharing indoors air with others who may or may not be vaccinated.

MASKS Governor’s update: “California will align its mask guidance with CDC’s on June 15, 2021.  California will keep existing mask guidance in place until June 15 when it aims to fully reopen the economy. After that, the state plans to allow fully-vaccinated Californians to go without a mask in most indoor settings. You will still have the option to wear a mask if you choose.”  Governor’s update based on a May 3 CDPH guidance.

Solano’s Active cases are now at 229 up from yesterday’s 212.  Our percent positivity rate fell slightly today from 10.6% to 10.4%.

>> The virus is still active here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask in crowds and social distance if you’re not sure who’s vaccinated!  We will get through this together.

Cases by City on Wednesday, June 2:  Something is clearly now (or sometime in the past) going on in Vacaville!

  • Benicia remained steady today, 5 consecutive days reporting no new cases!  Total of 999 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon added 2 cases today, total of 1,919 cases.
  • Fairfield added 5 new cases today, total of 9,079 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 1 new case today, total of 389 cases.
  • Suisun City added 5 new cases today, total of 2,284 cases.
  • Vacaville added 82 new cases yesterday (!) and 7 more today, total of 8,779 cases.
  • Vallejo added 13 new cases today, total of 9,878 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Tuesday, June 1:

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.