Solano County progress? Very low COVID numbers reported today

By Roger Straw, Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Solano County reports only 7 new infections and no new deaths today.  Vaccinate! Stay safe when indoors or in crowds, and remember…

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!

Solano County COVID report on Tuesday, June 8.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

Solano County reported only 7 new COVID cases today, and no new deaths.

About 40 cases over last weekend…
Yesterday’s total of 20 new cases included a negative number (-9) for Vacaville, indicating an adjustment of some kind.  The 6 other Solano cities had a total of 29 new cases, so that 29 – 9 = yesterday’s supposed total of 20.  Stay with me here – it is certain that Vacaville would have had 4 or more new cases per day (based on previous 4 weeks averages). So it is highly likely that the County actually had around 12 new Vacaville cases over the weekend.  The actual total would include 29 from the 6 other cities + about 12 from Vacaville = about 41 new cases.  Got it?  The math would then also indicate that the Vacaville adjustment was approximately -21 cases (41 – 21 = 20).

Who were the 21? Probably from the outbreak at the State Prison in Vacaville
Who were the 21, and why were they counted last Friday and removed today?  Based on an email from Dr. Bela Matyas, my hunch is that they were inmates in the State Prison in Vacaville.  Responding to my question as to the reason for last week’s atypical surge of 108 new cases from Vacaville, Dr. Matyas wrote on June 4 that “There is an outbreak at the state prison, which accounts for most of those cases.”  My BenIndy speculation is that some of those prisoners were initially counted as Solano cases, but later determined to be more properly documented according to the person’s city of residence.

Monthly: Solano County saw 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day.  In May, Solano reported 920 new cases, an average of 30 per day.  Today, only 7 new cases!

Solano County reported no new deaths today.  The County total is now 244 deaths since the pandemic began.

SOLANO NOW IN ORANGE TIER – Solano County was finally moved into the orange tier last week, the last Bay Area County to leave the red tier.  See details on remaining restrictions and new freedoms in the County’s press release, also in the account of the Vallejo Times-Herald.

JUNE 15 RE-OPENING Solano County Public Health posted 2 links on its dashboard on Monday detailing new re-opening developments:

Cal/OSHA prepares for the June 15 Beyond the Blueprint announcement.  The revised Cal/OSHA standards will go into effect no later than June 15. For more information, visit:

For more information about Beyond the Blueprint, see the flyer “What will California look like after June 15?”

Solano’s Active cases are now at 63, down slightly from yesterday’s 65.  Our percent positivity rate also fell slightly today from 5.5% to 5.4%.

>> The numbers are improving, but the virus is still active here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask in crowds and social distance if you’re not sure who’s vaccinated!  We will get through this together.

Cases by City on Tuesday, June 8:

  • Benicia added 1 new case today, a total of 1,002 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon added 1 new case today, total of 1,922 cases.
  • Fairfield added 3 new cases today, total of 9,109 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 391 cases.
  • Suisun City added 1 new case today, total of 2,292 cases.
  • Vacaville added zero new cases today (!), a total of 8,797 cases.  Note that Vacaville is home to a California State Prison, which experienced an outbreak last week.
  • Vallejo added only 1 new case today, total of 9,902 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Monday, June 7:

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.