COVID-19 in Solano: 14 new cases, including a youth 18 or under

Monday, May 18: 14 new positive cases (1 more young person), no new deaths. Total now 424 cases, 16 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 hover your mouse over the charts at right for detailed information.

Previous report, Friday, May 15


  • Solano County reported 14 new positive cases over the weekend and Monday, total is now 424.
  • No new deaths today, total is 16.
  • We continue to see an upward trend in confirmed cases among young persons 18 and under, adding 1 more today.  The County has confirmed 8 new cases among our youth in the last week and only 6 over the 5 weeks prior.  (See table below).


  • 1 new case was reported today of a young person under 19 years of age, total of 14 cases, up from 3.2% to 3.3% of total confirmed cases.  (See table below.)
  • 11 new cases of persons 19-64 years of age, total of 297 cases, 70% of the total.   No new deaths in this age group, total of 3.  Note that only 36 of the 294 cases in this age group (12.2%) were hospitalized at one time.  (It is unclear whether the 3 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
  • 2 new cases was of persons 65 or older, total of 113 cases, 27% of the total.  No new deaths, total of 13.  Note that 26 of the 113 cases in this age group (23%) were hospitalized at one time, nearly double the percentage in the mid-age group(It is unclear whether the 13 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
Recent surge in positive cases among youth 18 and under
Date New cases Total
Monday, May 18, 2020 1 14
Friday, May 15, 2020 2 13
Thursday, May 14, 2020 3 11
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1 8
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1 7
Monday, May 11, 2020 0 6
Friday, May 8, 2020 0 6
Thursday, May 7, 2020 0 6
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 0 6
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 0 6
Monday, May 4, 2020 0 6
Friday, May 1, 2020 1 6
Thursday, April 30, 2020 0 5
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 0 5
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 0 5

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 64 of Solano’s 424 cases resulted in hospitalizations, 2 more over the weekend.

ACTIVE CASES:  40 of the 424 cases are active, a big drop from Friday’s 52 active cases.  Not sure why this drop in active cases – the number has hovered around 50 for the last week. Good news surely.   Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are.  Below you will see that only 17 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 23 of these 40 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.

The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 17 of the 64 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 3 more than Friday.  The County’s count of ICU beds available and ventilator supply remains at “GOOD” at 31-100%. (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)


  • Vallejo added 8 new cases, total of  253.
  • Fairfield added 3 new cases, total 73.
  • Vacaville remains at 39.
  • Suisun City added 1 new case, total 21.
  • Benicia added 1 new case, total 21.
  • Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today all remain at <10 (less than 10).  Today’s math shows that only 13 were added above, implying that 1 new case was added somewhere among these locations.  The total numbers for other cities add up to 407, leaving 17 cases located somewhere among the locations in this “<10” category (1 more than last reported).  Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts.  Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.


The County reports that 7,368 residents have been tested as of today, an increase of 607 residents tested over the last 3 days, about 200/day.  Note that the County reported 753 reported in a single day last Friday.  See Solano testing – by the numbers April 13 – present.
We still have a long way to go:
only 1.5% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.
State run testing sites in Vallejo and Vacaville are open to anyone.

Solano’s steady upward curve – as of May 18

This chart shows the infection’s steady upward trajectory in Solano County.  Our “curve” continues to creep up.  Our nursing homes, long-term care facilities and jails bear watching!

Still incredibly important – everyone stay home, wear masks when you are out, and be safe!