Solano County secures move to orange tier, then discloses large number of previously unreported cases and 5 new deaths

By Roger Straw, Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Solano County reports 104 new infections today, and 5 new deaths.  82 of the newly reported cases are from Vacaville

Solano County COVID report on Tuesday, June 1.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

Solano County reported 104 new COVID cases over the 4-day weekend,  82 of them from Vacaville.  I suspect the County is playing “catch-up” with previously-unreported cases from Vacaville.  Monthly: We 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.

Solano County also reported 5 new COVID deaths today, a total of 243 deaths here since the pandemic began.  2 of the 5 reported today were age 50-64, and 3 were 65+ years of age.

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

JUNE 15 RE-OPENING Solano County Public Health highlighted on its dashboard last week that the State of California will discontinue COVID tier assignments on June 15.  The County references a thorough but outdated California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announcement of April 4, 2021.  A more current but less detailed CDPH announcement isBeyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors – Effective June 15.”  The ending of the State’s tier system is being hailed as a return to normal, but it falls short of that for Mega Events (gatherings of crowds greater than 5,000 [indoors] and 10,000 [outdoors]).  And… ALL of us are advised to get vaccinated and continue to take precautions when sharing indoors air with others who may or may not be vaccinated.

MASKS Governor’s update: “California will align its mask guidance with CDC’s on June 15, 2021.  California will keep existing mask guidance in place until June 15 when it aims to fully reopen the economy. After that, the state plans to allow fully-vaccinated Californians to go without a mask in most indoor settings. You will still have the option to wear a mask if you choose.”  Governor’s update based on a May 3 CDPH guidance.

Solano’s Active cases are now at 212 up from Friday’s 181.  Our percent positivity rate rose dramatically today from 4.9% to 10.6%.

>> 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 1:  Something is clearly now (or sometime in the past) going on in Vacaville!

  • Benicia remained steady today, total of 999 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon added 1 case today, total of 1,917 cases.
  • Fairfield added 12 new cases today, total of 9,074 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 1 new case today, total of 388 cases.
  • Suisun City remained steady today, total of 2,279 cases.
  • Vacaville added 82 new cases today (!) – total of 8,772 cases.
  • Vallejo added 8 new cases today, total of 9,865 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Friday, May 28:

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.