COVID still here in Solano County: 41 new cases and 1 new death reported today

By Roger Straw, Thursday, May 13, 2021

Solano reports 41 new cases today and 1 new death.  Stay safe, remember: People with mild COVID can have long-term health problems

Solano County COVID report on Thursday, May 13.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

On May 13, Solano County reported 41 new COVID cases.  Our hearts go out to those 41 and their families and friends.  RECENTLY: We saw 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day.  In the first 13 days of May, Solano reported 476 new cases, an average of 37 per day.  Reports are that our red-tier Solano County will not be joining all other Bay Area counties in opening to less restrictive tiers anytime soon.

We learned of 1 new death today, a person over 65 years of age.  Solano’s Active cases rose today from 236 to 296.  Our percent positivity rate rose today, our 10th day in a row over 7%, and remains high at 7.4%.  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 13, 2021
Date New Cases
0-17 years
New Cases
18-49 years
New Cases
50-64 years
New Cases
65+ years
13-May 9 18 10 4 41
13-May 22% 44% 24% 10% 100%

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

Percent of  ALL CASES SINCE JUNE 2020, age groups as of May 13, 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%
5/13/21 12.2% 55.4% 20.5% 11.8%
Hospitalizations – no new information today…

The Solano County COVID dashboard Summary tab only shows active hospitalizations for the current day (16 today – 3 more than yesterday).  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.  See Solano Dashboard DEMOGRAPHICS TAB for details.

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 this week.  Monday the County reported 3 new hospitalizations since early April, and added another 6 on Tuesday.  The 2-day increase of 9 includes 1 person age 18-49, 1 person 50-64 and 7 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 13
Age 0-17
Age 18-49
Age 50-64
Age 65+
    26     324     332     598

>> 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 Thursday, May 13:

  • Benicia added 4 cases today, total of 983 cases since the outbreak began.  Benicia averaged 2 cases/day in April.
  • Dixon added 2 cases today, total of 1,898 cases.
  • Fairfield added 17 new cases today, total of 8,960 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 370 cases.
  • Suisun City added 4 new cases today, total of 2,262 cases.
  • Vacaville added 9 new cases today, total of 8,606 cases.
  • Vallejo added only 5 new cases today, total of 9,771 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.
City Manager Upson reports on COVID in Benicia
Benicia City Manager Erik Upson

Benicia City Manager Erik Upson reported on COVID in this week’s City of Benicia newsletter.  Benicia, he wrote, is “second in the County for highest level of vaccination at 73.9% (just behind Rio Vista at 74.8%) and have the lowest incident rate at at .035 (Solano County average is double that at .07). There are many factors that go into those numbers, but I believe part of it is our City’s approach to making it our top priority and our community’s willingness to step forward and set the example. Great job Benicia! If you’re looking for a vaccine, click here to find upcoming clinics.”  [More]

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Wednesday, May 12:

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.