COVID-19 UPDATE – Third death in Solano County, only one new case on April 21

Tuesday, April 21: one new case, one new death, total now 181 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, Monday, April 20:


Solano County reported only 1 NEW POSITIVE CASE over the weekend and today – total is now 181 But Solano reported ONE NEW DEATH – total now stands 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.
    • 1 new case was a person 19-64 years of age, total of 149 cases, 82%, of the total 181 confirmed cases. No new deaths, total of 1.
    • No new cases of persons 65 or older, total of 29 cases, 16% of the 181 total. No new deaths, total of 2. The new death was someone 65 or older, total of 2.

ACTIVE CASES:  30 of the 181 are active cases. This is 5 less than yesterday.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 42 of Solano’s 181 cases resulted in hospitalizations (1 more than yesterday).

The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph (below) shows that only 9 are currently hospitalized, 1 fewer than yesterday.  The County increased its count of ICU beds available from MODERATE to GOOD, 31-100% available.  Our supply of ventilators continues at 31-100%, or GOOD.  (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)


  • Vallejo added today’s 1 new case, total of 71
  • 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 2,506 residents have been tested as of today.  This is an increase of only 43 tested since Friday’s total of 2,463 .  Again: why the slowdown?  Last week, around 150 new tests were reported daily.  (I have no information as to the reason for the slow pace of testing in Solano County – inadequate supply of kits, perhaps?)  Only 55 hundredths 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 21

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!