Solano County sees huge spike in COVID-19 cases – 162 more since yesterday

Tuesday, June 30: 162 new cases today, no new deaths. Since the outbreak started: 1,288 cases, 104 hospitalized, 24 deaths.

Compare with previous report, Monday June 29:Summary

  • Solano County reported 162 new cases today (!), total of 1,288 cases since the outbreak started.  Over the last 7 days, Solano reported 268 new cases, an average of 38 per day.
  • No new deaths today, total of 24, 1 more hospitalized, total of 39 currently, 104 since the outbreak started.
  • Solano reported 139 more ACTIVE cases today, total 209.  This figure has been on a yoyo this week.  For whatever reason, 250 last Friday, only 70 on Monday, and back up to 209 today.  Sorry, I can’t explain this….
  • Testing – Solano county reported 854 residents were tested since yesterday.  Good progress!

Solano’s new Public Health Dashboard design has 2 tabs

The County’s new Public Health Dashboard design includes a second tab (panel), the “Details / Demographics” tab (shown here).  Note that both tabs are user interactive – hover over a chart (or tap) to get details. On this Details/Demographics tab, most of the small charts have a small additional tab showing the rate per 100,000.   Go there and explore the two tabs.  (Expand a chart by clicking the small button in its upper right corner.)


Yesterday’s Seven Day moving average of confirmed cases seemed erroneous and/or misleading – see at right.  Today’s chart seems much more realistic, tracking as a 7-day average the increase of 601 cases we have seen in the last 2 weeks:

Cases are up dramatically here.  Masks and social distancing are still required and important!  Today’s chart shows a 7-day moving average of 27 new cases per day, up from a misleading 5 in yesterday’s report.


  • Youth 17 and under – 23 new cases today (!), total of 111 cases, only one ever hospitalizedTwo weeks ago, there were only 40 cases among this age group – we’ve seen 71 new cases in 14 days!  I continue to be alarmed for Solano’s youth.  Cases among Solano youth have increased in recent weeks to over 8.5% of the 1,288 total confirmed cases.
  • Persons 18-49 years of age – 101 new cases today (!), total of 739 cases.  This age group represents 57% of the 1,288 total cases, by far the highest percentage of all age groups.  The County reported no new hospitalizations among this age group today, and no new deaths.  Total of 27 hospitalized at one time and 2 deaths.
  • Persons 50-64 years of age – 27 new cases today, total of 260 cases.  This age group represents 20% of the 1,288 total casesNo new hospitalizations today, total of 35 hospitalized at one time.  No new deaths, total of 3 deaths.
  • Persons 65 years or older – 11 new cases today, total of 177 cases.  This age group represents 14% of the 1,288 total cases1 new hospitalization and no new deaths today.  Total of 41 hospitalized at one time and 19 deaths.  In this older age group, 23% were hospitalized at one time, a substantially higher percentage than in the lower age groups And this group counts for 19 of the 24 deaths, or 79%.


  • Vallejo added 44 new cases today, total of 506.
  • Fairfield added 60 new cases today, total of 423.
  • Vacaville added 31 new cases today, total of 183 cases.
  • Suisun City added 11 new cases today, total of 81 cases.
  • Benicia added 1 new case today, total of 26 cases.
  • Dixon added 12 new case today, total of 51 cases.
  • Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today both remain at <10 (less than 10).  3 new cases were evidently in this group today, unaccounted for among the other city counts.  There are 18 cases somewhere among the 2 locations in this categoryResidents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts.  Today’s data is welcome, but remains incomplete for folks in Rio Vista and unincorporated areas of the County.
  • A “Rate” column shows the rate of positive COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 population) for each city.  Benicia is leading the way here, with a rate of only 94 cases per 100,000. Compare with other Solano cities in the chart, and note that the CDC reports today’s rate in California at 547 per 100,000 (up from 534 yesterday).  Johns Hopkins lists the overall Solano County rate at 252 (up from 250 yesterday).


The County report on race / ethnicity data includes case numbers, hospitalizations, deaths and Solano population statistics.  There are also tabs showing a calculated rate per 100,000 by race/ethnicity for each of these boxes.  This information is discouragingly similar to national reports that indicate worse outcomes among black and brown Americans.  As of today:

  • White Americans are 39% of the population in Solano County, but only account for 24% of cases, 22% of hospitalizations and 22% of deaths.
  • Black Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 13% of cases, but 29% of hospitalizations, and 35% of deaths.
  • Latinx Americans are 26% of Solano’s population, but account for 37% of cases.  They account for 25% of hospitalizations, and 17% of deaths.
  • Asian Americans are 14% of Solano’s population, and account for 12% of cases and 15% of hospitalizations, but 22% of deaths.


The County’s new and improved Coronavirus Dashboard is full of much more information, too extensive to cover here on a daily basis.  The Benicia Independent will continue to summarize daily and highlight a report or two.  Check out the Dashboard at