Solano County’s final MWF COVID report: 136 new infections, 98 previously undisclosed hospitalizations

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By Roger Straw, Friday, March 11, 2022
[Note: The information below is from Solano County Public Health’s final Mon-Wed-Fri update.  Starting next week, Solano will update it’s COVID-19 Dashboard only on Mondays and Thursdays.  Barring a new surge, I will follow on that same schedule.  – R.S.]

Solano County reported 136 new COVID infections today and 98 new hospitalizations.

Solano Public Health COVID dashboard, Friday, March 11, 2022:

NOTICE: Solano County Public Health will update its COVID Dashboard ONLY ON MONDAYS & THURSDAYS starting next week, Mon 3/14.

DEATHS:  Solano reported no new deaths in today’s report.  Fifteen new deaths were reported in February, ALL over 65 years of age.  So far in March, 10 County residents were reported to have died with COVID.  A total of 406 Solano residents have now died of COVID or COVID-related causes over the course of the pandemic.

Dr. Matyas explains huge increase in COVID cases

TRANSMISSION RATE: With last Monday’s huge increase in case numbers, Solano moved back into the HIGH transmission rate and remains there today, with a total of 4,323 new cases over the last 7 days. But the County has explained that many of Monday’s new cases are based on a ‘different testing procedure’ and predate our last 7 days, so we may not know Solano’s true 7-day case count until next Monday, 3/14. (See also Solano Public Health Director explains…CDC FORMULA: Based on Solano County’s population, 450 or more cases in 7 days places Solano in the CDC’s population-based definition of a HIGH transmission rate.  We would need to drop below 225 cases in 7 days to rate as having only MODERATE community transmission.

>ACTIVE CASES: Solano reported 425 ACTIVE cases today, down from 429 at last report, but still far above the County’s 329 active cases on December 1.

CASES BY CITY – Friday, March 11, 2022:

  • BENICIA added 6 new cases today, a total of 3,104 cases since the outbreak began.  TRANSMISSION RATE: The County’s extraordinary update on Monday pushed Benicia’s 7-day case count well into the HIGH range and continues HIGH today at 80 CASES.  But the County has explained that many of these new cases are based on a ‘different testing procedure’ and predate our last 7 days, so we may not know Benicia’s true 7-day case count until next Monday, 3/14.  For a city with Benicia’s population, anything over 27 cases in 7 days is considered HIGH TRANSMISSION. (See chart below.)

  • Dixon added 8 more cases today, total of 4,317 cases.
  • Fairfield added 41 new cases today, total of 22,487 cases.
  • Rio Vista added 1 new case today, total of 1,185 cases.
  • Suisun City added 15 new cases today, total of 5,883 cases.
  • Vacaville added 34 new cases today, a total of 21,501 cases.
  • Vallejo added 31 new cases today, a total of 25,325 cases.
  • Unincorporated added 0 new cases today, a total of 199 cases.

TEST RATE:  Solano County’s 7-Day Percent Positive Test Rate has fallen dramatically in March, down today to 6% today. Even at this lower rate, SOLANO DOES NOT COMPARE FAVORABLY: The CALIFORNIA 7-day % positive rate was steady today at only 1.6%[Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracking Center]


CURRENT The number of those currently hospitalized with COVID in Solano County fell today from 29 to 25 persons.  Current hospitalizations don’t tell the whole story, as it reflects both admissions and discharges.  Only from the increase in total hospitalizations can we know how many new admissions have come into our hospitals as of this date.

TOTAL hospitalizations over the course of the pandemic: Solano Public Health played catch-up today, updating its Age Group and Race/Ethnic charts today, adding 98 previously undisclosed hospitalizations, for a pandemic total of 3,765(The County’s hospitalization numbers for Race/Ethnicity is less accurate, but presented here to show relative percentages.)

ICU Bed Availability in Solano County fell today from 49% to 45%, in the County’s GREEN safe zone .

Ventilator Availability  rose today from 64% to 68% available, but still in the GREEN safe zone. 

HOW DOES TODAY’S REPORT COMPARE?  See recent reports and others going back to April 20, 2020 in my ARCHIVE of daily Solano COVID updates (an excel spreadsheet).

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>The data on this page is from the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and (as of 3/14/2022) is updated Monday and Thursday 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 full CORONAVIRUS REPORTS posted here almost daily on the Benicia Independent since April 2020.