COVID-19 Solano County UPDATE – Five new cases on April 22, still not enough testing!

Wednesday, April 22: five new cases, no new deaths, total now 186 cases, 3 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.

Yesterday’s report, Tuesday, April 21:


Solano County reported 5 NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 186 No new deaths, total remains at 3.  As of today:


    • No additional positive cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 3 cases, less than 2% of total confirmed cases.
    • All 5 new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 154 cases, 83%, of the total 186 confirmed cases. No new deaths, total of 1.
    • No new cases of persons 65 or older, total of 29 cases, 16% of the 186 total.  No new deaths, total of 2.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 48 of Solano’s 186 cases resulted in hospitalizations (6 more than yesterday).

ACTIVE CASES:  Only 21 of the 186 are active cases. This is 9 less than yesterday.  Good news!

The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) shows that only 10 of the 48 hospitalized cases are currently hospitalized, 1 more than yesterday.  Note also that only 10 of the 21 active cases are currently hospitalized.  The County’s count of ICU beds and ventilators available continues at 31-100%, or GOOD.  (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)


  • Vallejo added all 5 of today’s new cases, total of 76.
  • Fairfield remains at 47 cases.
  • Vacaville remains at 26 cases.
  • Suisun City remains at 11 cases.
  • Benicia remains at 12 cases.
  • 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 2,555 residents have been tested as of today.  This is an increase of only 49 tested since yesterday’s total of 2,506 .  This is not enough testing!  Why so few?  Last week, around 150 new tests were reported daily, but the numbers dropped over the weekend and since.  (I have no information as to the reason for the slow pace of testing in Solano County – inadequate supply of kits, perhaps?)  Under 6 tenths of 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.

The blue bars in the chart, “Daily number of cases on the date that specimens were collected” shows why the County is interpreting a flattening of the curve.  Note that the daily date in that chart refers to the date a sample was drawn and so reflects the lag time in testing.

Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of April 22

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!