Solano County COVID-19 UPDATE: 2 new deaths, and recent surge in cases among youth

Friday, May 15: 2 new positive cases, 2 more young persons, 2 new deaths. Total now 410 cases, 16 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 hover your mouse over the charts at right for detailed information.

Previous report, Thursday, May 14


  • Solano County reported 2 new positive cases today, total is now 410.
  • The deaths continue to climb –  2 new deaths today, total now at 16.  This makes 9 new deaths in just 7 days since Friday May 8.
  • We also see an alarming upward trend in confirmed cases among young persons 18 and under, adding 2 more today.  The County confirmed 3 youths yesterday and 1 each of the two previous days.  This followed a week with no new cases. (See table below).


  • 2 cases were newly reported today of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 13 cases, up from 2.7% to 3.2% of the 410 confirmed cases.  (See table below.)
  • The County adjusted the number of cases of persons 19-64 years of age, totaling 1 less than yesterday at 286 cases, 70% of the total.   1 new death in this age group, total of 3.  Note that only 36 of the 286 cases in this age group (12.6%) were hospitalized at one time.  (It is unclear whether the 3 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
  • 1 new case was reported as a person 65 or older, total of 111 cases, 27% of the total.  1 new death, total of 13.  Note that 26 of the 111 cases in this age group (23.4%) were hospitalized at one time, nearly double the percentage in the mid-age group(It is unclear whether the 13 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
Solano County COVID-19
Recent surge in positive cases among youth 18 and under
Date New cases Total
Friday, May 15, 2020 2 13
Thursday, May 14, 2020 3 11
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1 8
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1 7
Monday, May 11, 2020 0 6
Friday, May 8, 2020 0 6
Thursday, May 7, 2020 0 6
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 0 6
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 0 6
Monday, May 4, 2020 0 6
Friday, May 1, 2020 1 6
Thursday, April 30, 2020 0 5
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 0 5
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 0 5

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 62 of Solano’s 410 cases resulted in hospitalizations.  Good news – same as yesterday.

ACTIVE CASES:  52 of the 410 cases are active, same as yesterday.   Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are.  Below you will see that only 14 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 36 of these 52 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.

The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 14 of the 62 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 cases reduced by 2 for some reason, 2 fewer cases, total of  245.
  • Fairfield added 3 new cases, total 70.
  • Vacaville added 1 new case, total 39.
  • Suisun City remains at 20 cases.
  • Benicia remains at 20.
  • 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 394, 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 6,761 residents have been tested as of today.  Good news – this is a significant increase of 753 residents tested since yesterday’s total of 6,008.  This comes a week after the County announced the opening of new State run testing sites in Vacaville and Vallejo, open to anyone.
· See
Solano testing – by the numbers April 13 – present.
· See also Solano County announces testing available to all.
We still have a long way to go:
only 1.4% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.

Solano’s steady upward curve – as of May 15

This chart shows the infection’s steady upward trajectory in Solano County.  Our “curve” continues to creep up.  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!