COVID progress in Solano: case count remains high, but hospitalizations are down

By Roger Straw, Monday, May 10, 2021

Solano reports 112 new cases over the weekend, but only 3 hospitalized since early April.  But remember: People with mild COVID can have long-term health problems

Solano County COVID report on Monday, May 10.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

On May 10, Solano County reported 112 new COVID cases, 37 per day.  We saw 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day.  In the first 7 days of May, Solano reported 275 new cases, an average of 39 per day.  Reports are that Solano will not be joining all other Bay Area counties in opening to less restrictive tiers anytime soon.  Solano’s Active cases fell today from 319 to 297.  Our percent positivity rate remained steady at 7.6%.  We have not seen rates this high since Feb. 22.

Cases among children and youth have increased alarmingly
Percent of today’s new cases, age groups, May 10, 2021
New Cases
0-17 years
New Cases
18-49 years
New Cases
50-64 years
New Cases
65+ years
TOTAL New Cases Today
17 75 17 3 112
15% 67% 15% 3% 100%

Compare TODAY (above) with percentages since LAST SUMMER (below).  Note especially children and youth 0-17 years and young adults age 18-49:

Percent of  ALL CASES SINCE JUNE 2020, age groups as of May 7, 2021
Date Cases
% 0-17
% 18-49
% 50-64
% 65+
6/5/20 5.8% 45.2% 25.6% 23.3%
7/1/20 9.0% 57.5% 20.1% 13.4%
8/31/20 11.0% 60.6% 19.2% 9.2%
5/10/21 12.2% 55.4% 20.5% 11.8%
Hospitalizations – very little information…

The Solano County COVID dashboard Summary tab only shows active hospitalizations for the current day (13 today – the County’s lowest number since June 19, 2020).  This number represents the total currently hospitalized after yesterday’s admissions and discharges.  Little can be learned from this about the accumulated total of hospitalizations since the outbreak began.

Solano County Hospitalizations by Age Group, May 10, 2021. Click image for larger view.

But on the Demographics tab of the County dashboard, the County “occasionally” updates the accumulated total of hospitalizations by age group.  These numbers had not been updated since early April, but were updated today.  Today the County reported only 3 new hospitalizations since early April, 1 person age 18-49 and 2 persons age 65+.   Looks like hospitalizations are dramatically DOWN.  We’ll keep an eye on this for more “occasional” updates.

Solano County Total COVID Hospitalizations by AGE GROUPS as of May 10
Age 0-17
Age 18-49
Age 50-64
Age 65+
    26     324 (adding 1)     331     593 (adding 2)

>> The virus is still on the move here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance!  We will get through this together.

Cases by City on Monday, May 10:

  • Benicia added 2 new case over the weekend, total of 978 cases since the outbreak began.  Benicia averaged 2 cases/day in April.
  • Dixon added 9 new cases today, total of 1,891 cases.
  • Fairfield added 42 new cases today, total of 8,932 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 370 cases.
  • Suisun City added 9 new cases today, total of 2,252 cases.
  • Vacaville added 28 new cases today, total of 8,585 cases.
  • Vallejo added 22 new cases today, total of 9,753 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Friday, May 7:

The data on this page is from today’s and the previous Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated weekdays around 4 or 5pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for SummaryDemographics and Vaccines.  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.