Solano COVID hospitalization numbers and report of Benicia City Manager Erik Upson

By Roger Straw, Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Solano reports only 16 new cases today, and now reports 9 who were hospitalized at some time since early April.  Stay safe!  Remember: People with mild COVID can have long-term health problems

Solano County COVID report on Tuesday, May 11.
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

On May 11, Solano County reported only 16 new COVID cases, the smallest single-day increase since September 11, 2020.  This is encouraging, but our hearts go out to those 16 and their families and friends.  PROGRESS: we saw 1,288 new cases in April, an average of 43 per day.  In the first 7 days of May, Solano reported 275 new cases, an average of 39 per day.  Reports are that Solano will not be joining all other Bay Area counties in opening to less restrictive tiers anytime soon.  Solano’s Active cases fell today from 297 to 249.  Our percent positivity rate fell a bit, but remains high at 7.0%.  We have not seen rates this high since Feb. 22.

Cases among children and youth have increased alarmingly
Percent of today’s new cases, age groups, May 11, 2021
New Cases
0-17 years
New Cases
18-49 years
New Cases
50-64 years
New Cases
65+ years
TOTAL New Cases Today
4 10 4 -2 16
25% 63% 25% -13% 100%

Compare TODAY (above) with percentages since LAST SUMMER (below).  Note especially children and youth 0-17 and young adults age 18-49.  (And don’t ask me to explain the two fewer seniors in today’s Solano dashboard, above.  ????)

Percent of  ALL CASES SINCE JUNE 2020, age groups as of May 7, 2021
Date Cases
% 0-17
% 18-49
% 50-64
% 65+
6/5/20 5.8% 45.2% 25.6% 23.3%
7/1/20 9.0% 57.5% 20.1% 13.4%
8/31/20 11.0% 60.6% 19.2% 9.2%
5/11/21 12.2% 55.4% 20.5% 11.8%
Hospitalizations – new information…

The Solano County COVID dashboard Summary tab only shows active hospitalizations for the current day (16 today – 3 more than yesterday).  This number represents the total currently hospitalized after yesterday’s admissions and discharges.  Little can be learned from this about the accumulated total of hospitalizations since the outbreak began.

Solano County Hospitalizations by Age Group, May 11, 2021. Click image for larger view.

But on the Demographics tab of the County dashboard, the County “occasionally” updates the accumulated total of hospitalizations by age group.  These numbers had not been updated since early April, but were updated yesterday and again today.  Yesterday the County reported 3 new hospitalizations since early April, and added another 6 today.  The 2-day increase of 9 includes 1 person age 18-49, 1 person 50-64 and 7 persons age 65+.   Looks like hospitalizations are dramatically DOWN.  We’ll keep an eye on this for more “occasional” updates.

Solano County Total COVID Hospitalizations by AGE GROUPS as of May 11
Age 0-17
Age 18-49
Age 50-64
Age 65+
    26     324     332 (adding 1)     598 (adding 5)

>> The virus is still on the move here.  Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance!  We will get through this together.

Cases by City on Tuesday, May 11:

  • Benicia remained steady today, total of 978 cases since the outbreak began.  Benicia averaged 2 cases/day in April.
  • Dixon remained steady today, total of 1,891 cases.
  • Fairfield added 4 new cases today, total of 8,936 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 370 cases.
  • Suisun City added 2 new cases today, total of 2,254 cases.
  • Vacaville added 2 new cases today, total of 8,587 cases.
  • Vallejo added 8 new cases today, total of 9,761 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 103 cases.
City Manager Upson reports on COVID in Benicia
Benicia City Manager Erik Upson

Benicia City Manager Erik Upson reported on COVID in his weekly newsletter today.  Benicia, he wrote, is “second in the County for highest level of vaccination at 73.9% (just behind Rio Vista at 74.8%) and have the lowest incident rate at at .035 (Solano County average is double that at .07). There are many factors that go into those numbers, but I believe part of it is our City’s approach to making it our top priority and our community’s willingness to step forward and set the example. Great job Benicia! If you’re looking for a vaccine, click here to find upcoming clinics.”  [More]

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Monday, May 10:

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.