Daily Solano County COVID-19 UPDATE – only 5 new cases, testing fewer residents

Tuesday, May 5th: 5 new cases, no new deaths, total now 325 cases, 6 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.

Previous report, Monday, May 4


Solano County reported 5 new positive cases yesterday, total is now 325no new deaths, total now at 6.


  • No new cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 6 cases, less than 2% of the 325 confirmed cases.
  • All 5 of today’s new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 236 cases, 73% of the total.   No new deaths, total of 2.  Note that only 32 of the 236 cases in this age group (13.6%) were hospitalized at one time.  (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
  • None of today’s new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 83 cases, 26% of the total.  No new deaths of persons in this age group, total of 4.
    Note that 22 of the 83 cases in this age group (only 26.5%) were hospitalized at one time.  (It is unclear whether the 4 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 55 of Solano’s 325 cases resulted in hospitalizations, an increase of only 1 since yesterday.  Relatively good news – a small increase.

ACTIVE CASES:  60 of the 325 are active cases, 5 fewer than yesterday’s total of 65.  The county does not report WHERE the active cases are.  Below you will see that only 13 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 47 of these 60 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.

The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 13 of the 55 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 1 less than yesterday.  The County’s count of ICU beds available and ventilator supply remains at “GOOD” at 31-100%. (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)


  • Vallejo added all 5 of today’s new cases, total of 180.
  • Fairfield remains at 61.
  • Vacaville remains at 36.
  • Suisun City remains at 16.
  • Benicia remains at 16.
  • Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today all remain at <10 (less than 10).  Note that the numbers for other cities add up to 309, leaving 16 cases located somewhere among the locations in this “<10” category (same number as last reported).  Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts.  Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.


The County reports that 5,219 residents have been tested as of today.  This is an increase of only 59 residents since yesterday’s total of 5,160.  Testing numbers need to be much higher!  See Solano testing – by the numbers April 13 – presentSee also Solano County announces testing available to all.  We have a long way to go: only 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.

Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of May 5

The chart above shows the infection’s trajectory in Solano County.  We may be seeing a flattening of the overall curve, but our nursing homes, long-term care facilities and jails bear watching!

Still incredibly important – everyone stay home, wear masks when you are out, and be safe!