Solano County reports 14 more COVID hospitalizations, new case rate remains high

By Roger Straw, Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Solano County on Wednesday July 21: 124 new COVID infections over last 2 days.  Current hospitalizations nearly double.

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  124 new COVID cases since Monday’s report, 62 per day over the 2 days!  Note the cases-per-day TREND in recent months, downward and now rising:

Solano’s 451 ACTIVE cases today is up from Monday’s 408, and higher than anything since February 19, 2021.  Active cases have risen dramatically in one week, up from last Monday’s 289 cases.

Our percent positivity rate was up again today from 11.9% on Monday to 12.2% today.  We would be back in the PURPLE TIER with rates this high.  ICU Beds Available rose by 8% today to 46%. The County reported fewer ventilators available today, down from 79 to 77.

COVID is definitely still out there and surging!  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 Wednesday July 21:

CURRENT hospitalizations took a big jump today, from Monday’s 19 to today’s 33 persons currently hospitalized with COVID.  This increase was NOT reflected in today’s “Hospitalizations by Age Group” chart, which remained unchanged since Monday.  That chart is only updated “occasionally” according to our Public Health officer, Dr. Bela Matyas.  The County updates the intake/discharge total of CURRENTLY hospitalized cases with every report, but never reports on the cumulative total of hospitalized COVID patients over the course of the pandemic.  That total must be independently discovered in the County’s occasional update on the Hospitalizations by Age Group chart.  As mentioned, that chart was not updated today and remains at a total of 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 not updated today.  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 Wednesday July 21:
  • Benicia added 8 new cases today, a total of 1,070 cases since the outbreak began, 3.9% of its population of 27,570.
  • Dixon added 3 new case today, total of 1,976 cases, 10.0% of its population of 19,794.
  • Fairfield added 24 new cases today, total of 9,412 cases, 8.0% of its population of 117,149.
  • Rio Vista added 1 new case today, total of 413 cases, 4.4% of its population of 9,416.
  • Suisun City added 11 new cases today, total of 2,419 cases, 8.2% of its population of 29,447.
  • Vacaville added 32 new cases today, a total of 9,177 cases, 9.3% its of population of 98,807.
  • Vallejo added 44 new cases today, a total of 10,311 cases, 8.6% of its population of 119,544.
  • Unincorporated areas added 1 new case today, a total of 107 cases (population figures not available).

COMPARE: From the most recent report on Solano County’s COVID Dashboard, Monday, July 19:

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.