Solano COVID infections up nearly 8,000 this week, including over 1,400 children & teens

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January 14, 2022 SUMMARY: Solano County recorded 2,170 new infections today, 7,933 in the last week! Over 1,400 children and young teens infected this past week. 1 new COVID-related death reported today, and 83 previously undisclosed hospitalizations.  We are in EXTREME HIGH rate of transmission.

Solano Public Health COVID dashboard, Friday, January 14:

DEATHS: Solano reported 1 new death today, a Hispanic person age 18-49.  Trending: The County reported 27 COVID deaths in September, 18 in October, 14 in November, 22 in December, and 13 already in January (49 of us have died over 59 days since the uptick beginning on November 15).  A total of 364 Solano residents have now died of COVID or COVID-related causes over the course of the pandemic.

CASES BY AGE GROUP: The County reported 2,170 new COVID cases today!  407 of these 2,170 new cases (19%) were youth and children under 18.  The majority, 1,233 cases (57%) were age 18-49.  380 cases (18%) were age 50-64, and 149 (7%) were 65+.
BELOW: color-coded chart shows CASES SINCE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN BY AGE GROUP, each as a percentage of TOTAL CASES SINCE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN.  Increases are in red and decreases are in green as reported by Solano County since April of 2020.  Note the continuing increase among children & youth of Solano County.  The population of those age 0-17 in Solano County is roughly 22%.COMPARE – U.S. cases among children and youth aged 0-17 as percentage of total cases is 16.4% as of today, up dramatically from 15.9% on Monday.  (From the CDC covid-data-tracker.)

COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE:  Solano has risen dramatically and almost daily since December 27 into an EXTREMELY HIGH transmission rate, with a total of 7,933 new cases over the last 7 days, up from 2,500 a week ago, and only 333 a month ago.  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’s 6,845 ACTIVE cases shot up dramatically again today, rising from 2,554 a week ago and 290 a month ago.

CASES BY CITY – Friday, January 14:

  • Benicia added 104 new cases in the last 2 days, a total of 2,292 cases since the outbreak began.  Benicia has seen 420 new infections in the last 7 days, rising far above the CDC’s HIGH rate of community transmission. >(For a city with Benicia’s population, anything over 27 is considered HIGH)(see chart below).  Based on Benicia population, MODERATE is defined as less than 14 cases over the last 7 days, SUBSTANTIAL is 14-27 cases, and HIGH is 28 or more cases.  Benicia will need to maintain fewer than 14 new cases-per-7-days for 30 consecutive days before relaxing its mask mandateNote above that Solano County is currently also experiencing HIGH transmission.

  • Dixon added 97 new cases today, total of 3,217 cases.
  • Fairfield added 551 new cases today, total of 15,742 cases.
  • Rio Vista reported 58 new cases today, total of 813 cases.
  • Suisun City added 130 new cases today, total of 4,146 cases.
  • Vacaville added 321 new cases today, a total of 14,857 cases.
  • Vallejo added 904 new cases today, a total of 18,575 cases.
  • Unincorporated added 5 new cases today, a total of 169 cases.

POSITIVE TEST RATE:  Solano County’s 7-Day Percent Positive Test Rate shot up after Christmas and has continued through today’s incredibly high 35%.  The County’s black and blue LINE GRAPH has the best detail, but those details are difficult to read, and the numbers are adjusted retroactively each day.  I’ve created a table here to show the County’s reading in today’s line graph. 

COMPARE: Today the California 7-day % positive rate fell slightly today to 19.0%.  [Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracking Center]  The U.S. 7-day % positive rate fell slightly today to 28.2%. [Source: CDC COVID Data Tracker.] 


CURRENT hospitalizations: rose today from 112 to 118 persons, our highest number since September 3, 2021. (See also TOTAL hospitalizations, next below…)

TOTAL hospitalizations – Today’s age chart shows 83 previously unreported hospitalizations.  (Details below.)  Since December 1, Solano has reported 270 new hospitalizations by age group, including 202 since Christmas and 148 just this past week Our total since the beginning of the outbreak is now 3,429 hospitalizations.   (Data on age is more reliable than that on race/ethnicity.)

ICU Bed Availability in Solano County fell sharply from 29% at last report to only 20% today, in the Yellow danger zone.

Ventilator Availability  was down again, from 67% to 64%.

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).

>The data on this page is from the Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard.  The Dashboard is full of much more information and updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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 “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.