Solano County case rates trending up in July – 41 new infections per day as of the 19th

By Roger Straw, Monday, July 19, 2021

Solano County on Monday July 19: 131 new COVID infections over the weekend.

See: All about the DELTA VARIANT.  Also, People with mild COVID can have long-term health problems.  And: More than 70% of COVID-19 patients studied report having at least one “long haul” symptom that lasts for months.”  It’s not over yet!  Please encourage everyone to get vaccinated!

Solano County COVID dashboard SUMMARY:
[Sources: see below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]

Solano County reported  131 new COVID cases since last Friday’s report, 44 per day over the weekend!  Note the trend in recent months:

Solano’s 408 ACTIVE cases today is down from Friday’s high of 449, but still higher than anything since last February.  Active cases have risen dramatically in one week, up from last Monday’s 289 cases.

Our percent positivity rate was down slightly today at 11.9% but we would be back in the PURPLE TIER with rates this high.  The County failed to report today on Current Hospitalizations, Percent ICU Beds Available and Ventilators Available.  No reason given.

COVID is definitely still out there!  Some California counties are returning to mandatory masks for all in crowded places – that’s my personal plan even though I’m vaccinated, and I’d recommend it for you, too.

Solano County reported no new deaths today.  The County total is now 245 deaths since the pandemic began.

Hospitalizations on Monday, July 19:

Although Solano County does not report hospitalization data in timely fashion, it did add one new hospitalization today, a multi-race person age 65+, increasing the County total of hospitalizations to 1,308 persons hospitalized since the beginning of the outbreak, in the following age groups:

Age Group Hospitalizations % of Total
0-17 27 2%
18-49 327 25%
50-64 341 26%
65+ 613 47%
TOTAL 1,308 100%

Hospitalizations are also recorded on the County’s demographic chart labeled “Hospitalizations by Race / Ethnicity.”  The chart was updated today, adding one multi-race/other person.  Here are the current numbers.  Interestingly, the total doesn’t square with totals by age groups.

Race / Ethnicity Hospitalizations % of Total
Asians 184 15%
Black / African American 199 16%
Hispanic / Latinx 327 27%
White 406 34%
Multirace / Others 86 7%
TOTAL 1,202 99%
Cases by City on Monday, July 19:
  • Benicia added 6 new cases today, a total of 1,062 cases since the outbreak began, 3.9% of its population of 27,570.
  • Dixon added 4 new case today, total of 1,973 cases, 10.0% of its population of 19,794.
  • Fairfield added 23 new cases today, total of 9,388 cases, 8.0% of its population of 117,149.
  • Rio Vista added 4 new cases today, total of 412 cases, 4.4% of its population of 9,416.
  • Suisun City added 10 new cases today, total of 2,408 cases, 8.2% of its population of 29,447.
  • Vacaville added 40 new cases today, a total of 9,145 cases, 9.3% its of population of 98,807.
  • Vallejo added 45 new cases today, a total of 10,267 cases, 8.6% of its population of 119,544.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, a total of 106 cases (population figures not available).

COMPARE: From the most recent report on Solano County’s COVID Dashboard, Friday, July 16:

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.