Coronavirus in Solano County – 13 new cases, Benicia now reporting 11 cases as of April 17

Friday, April 17: thirteen new cases, no new deaths, total now 169 cases, 2 deaths

Solano County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.  Check out basic information in this screenshot.  IMPORTANT: The County’s interactive page has more.  On the County website, you can click on “Number of cases” and then hover over the charts for detailed information.

Last report (Thursday, April 16):


Solano County reported 13 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 169.  No new deaths in Solano County – still 2.  As of today:

    • No additional positive cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 2.
    • 12 of today’s 13 new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 139 cases, 82%, of total confirmed cases. (No new deaths, total of 1).
    • 1 additional case was a person 65 or older, total of 28 cases, 17% of the 156 total (No new deaths, total of 1).

ACTIVE CASES:  33 of the 156 are active cases. This is 4 fewer than reported yesterday.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 41 of Solano’s 169 cases resulted in hospitalizations (up 2 over yesterday).  The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) shows that only 12 are currently hospitalized, but this is 3 more than yesterday.  The County continues to estimate that our supply of ICU beds and ventilators is GOOD.  (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)


  • Vallejo added 5 new cases, total of 67
  • Fairfield added 5 new cases, total of 43
  • Vacaville remains at 24 cases;
  • Suisun City remains at 11 cases.
  • Benicia graduated today from the vague <10 category: Benicia is now showing 11 confirmed cases, indicating an increase of at least 2 today, possibly 3.
  • Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: all show <10 (less than 10).  Residents and city officials have been pressuring County officials for city case counts for many weeks.  Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.


The Number of residents tested panel reports that 2,324 residents have been tested as of today.  This is an increase of only 155 tested over yesterday’s total of 2,169, almost exactly the same daily increase as was reported yesterday (154).  (I have no information as to the reason for the slow pace of testing here – inadequate supply of kits, perhaps?)  Only 5 tenths of 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.

Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of April 17

The chart above gives a clear picture of the infection’s trajectory in Solano County.  Our COVID-19 curve continues it’s upward climb!

EVERYONE – it remains incredibly important that we all stay home and be safe!