COVID-19 – Solano County surge in positive cases, big increase in testing

Tuesday, April 28: 23 new cases, no new deaths, total now 249 cases, 4 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.

Previous report, Monday, April 27


Solano County reported 23 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 249No new deaths, total now at 4.


  • No new cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 5 cases, 2% of total confirmed cases.
  • 12 of the new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 194 cases, 78%, of the total.   No new deaths, total of 2.  Note that 29 of the 194 cases (15%) were hospitalized at one time.
  • 11 of the new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 50 cases, 20% of the total, an increase of 3% over yesterday.  No new deaths, total of 2.  Note that 21 of the 50 cases (42%) were hospitalized at one time.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 51 of Solano’s 249 cases resulted in hospitalizations, same as yesterday.  Good news – no increase in hospitalizations!

ACTIVE CASES:  44 of the 249 are active cases, same as yesterday’s report.  Good news – no increase!

The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) shows that 12 of the 51 hospitalized cases are currently hospitalized, 3 more than yesterday.  Note also that 12 of the 44 active cases are currently hospitalized.  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 18 of today’s 23 new cases, total of 114.
  • Fairfield added 2 of today’s 23 new cases, total of 55.
  • Vacaville added 1 of today’s 23 new cases, total of 35.
  • Suisun City remains at 15 cases.
  • Benicia added 2 of today’s 23 new cases , total of 14.
  • Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today all remain at <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 County reports that 3,570 residents have been tested as of today.  This is an increase of 505 individuals tested since yesterday’s total of 3,065.  THIS IS AN IMPROVEMENT!  A week ago, around 150 new tests were reported daily.  The numbers dropped to well under 50 per day all last week.  So something has allowed the County to ramp up testing this week.  We have a long way to go, though.  Only about 8 tenths of 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.

Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of April 28

The chart above shows the infection’s trajectory in Solano County.  It’s too soon to tell, but we may be seeing a flattening of the curve!

Still incredibly important – everyone stay home and be safe!