COVID still a threat in Solano County: 1 new death and 22 new cases today

By Roger Straw, Friday, June 4, 2021

Solano County reports 22 new infections today, 1 new death.  Vaccinate!  Stay safe when indoors or in crowds, and remember

Solano County COVID report on Friday, June 4.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

Solano County reported 22 new COVID cases today1 new case in Benicia brought our small city of 27,570 residents to a total of 1,000 cases, or about 7%.  One in every 27 of us have tested positive for COVID!

[This week’s incredible increase of 108 new cases from Vacaville is still unclear.  On Wednesday, Fairfield Daily Republic reporter Glen Faison wrote, “Solano County officials did not respond prior to deadline to a request for information about the 82 new cases reported in Vacaville.”  BenIndy Editor: I suspect the County is playing “catch-up” with previously-unreported cases from Vacaville – conveniently just after getting State approval to move to the less restrictive orange tier.  Something doesn’t smell right here. ]

Monthly: Solano County saw 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day.  In May, Solano reported 920 new cases, an average of 30 per day.  Today, 22.

Solano County reported 1 new COVID death today, a person over 65 years of age.  The County total is now 244 deaths since the pandemic began.

SOLANO NOW IN ORANGE TIER – Solano County was finally moved into the orange tier this week, the last Bay Area County to leave the red tier.  See details on remaining restrictions and new freedoms in the County’s press release, also in the account of the Vallejo Times-Herald.

JUNE 15 RE-OPENING Solano County Public Health highlighted on its dashboard last week that the State of California will discontinue COVID tier assignments on June 15.  The County references a thorough but outdated California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announcement of April 4, 2021.  A more current but less detailed CDPH announcement isBeyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors – Effective June 15.”  The ending of the State’s tier system is being hailed as a return to normal, but it falls short of that for Mega Events (gatherings of crowds greater than 5,000 [indoors] and 10,000 [outdoors]).  And… ALL of us are advised to get vaccinated and continue to take precautions when sharing indoors air with others who may or may not be vaccinated.

MASKS Governor’s update: “California will align its mask guidance with CDC’s on June 15, 2021.  California will keep existing mask guidance in place until June 15 when it aims to fully reopen the economy. After that, the state plans to allow fully-vaccinated Californians to go without a mask in most indoor settings. You will still have the option to wear a mask if you choose.”  Governor’s update based on a May 3 CDPH guidance.

Solano’s Active cases are now at 193, down from yesterday’s 218.  Our percent positivity rate rose today from 10.2% to 10.6%.

>> The virus is still active here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask in crowds and social distance if you’re not sure who’s vaccinated!  We will get through this together.

Cases by City on Friday, June 4:  Something is clearly now (or sometime in the past) going on in Vacaville!

  • Benicia added 1 new case today, a milestone total of 1,000 cases since the outbreak began, fully 7% of our 27,570 residents.
  • Dixon added 1 new case today, total of 1,921 cases.
  • Fairfield added 9 new cases today, total of 9,096 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 389 cases.
  • Suisun City added 1 new case today, total of 2,286 cases.
  • Vacaville added 4 new cases today, a total of 8,806 cases.  Vacaville is home to 22.5% of Solano population, but has accounted for over half of all new cases in Solano this week.  What’s going on in Vacaville??
  • Vallejo added 6 new cases today, total of 9,890 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Thursday, June 3:

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.