Solano County has under-reported COVID cases, will report significant increase soon

By Roger Straw, Friday, March 6, 2022

‘Previously unreported cases were identified through a different testing procedure’

A pedestrian wears a face mask while walking along the Vallejo Waterfront, Friday, March 4, 2022. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

Fairfield Daily Republic, by Todd R. Hansen, March 5, 2022

FAIRFIELD — Solano County expects to receive a significant report of previously unreported cases that were identified through a different testing procedure.

But Dr. Bela Matyas, the county public health officer, said the additions do not change the county’s continued decline in case trends.

There were two more Covid-related deaths reported Friday. A man over 65, living at home and vaccinated, was one of the reports, while a man between 50 and 65, living at home and unvaccinated, also died. Both had significant health issues, but the younger man apparently was unaware of his problems.

The two deaths take the pandemic total to 398, the county reported.

The county reported Friday there were 138 new cases – 102 since the previous report Wednesday – taking the pandemic total to 79,678.

The number shows the case rate for the previous two days was 51 per day, up from 36.5 Wednesday. The 10-day daily average inched up slightly from 54.4 to 56.7 with 567 active cases.  [continued…]

See recent Solano/Benicia COVID reports and others going back to April 20, 2020 in my ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).

Click green text above or on the image.

>See also the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of local information and is updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 4 and 6pm.  On the County’s dashboard, you can hover a mouse or click on an item for more information.  Note the tabs at top for “Summary, Demographics” and “Vaccines.”  Click here to go to today’s Solano County Dashboard.

>See also my BENINDY ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).  I have also archived the hundreds of daily CORONAVIRUS REPORTS posted here on the Benicia Independent since April 2020.