Solano Public Health corrects COVID numbers with huge increase, but offers no explanation for ‘different testing procedure’

By Roger Straw, Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Solano Public Health shared information with the reporter from the Fairfield Daily Republic that sheds some light on the huge increases in COVID cases reported yesterday.

Unfortunately we still have no idea why this information came to light so belatedly.

Below is the story from the Daily Republic, including details gathered from Public Health Officer Bela Matyas and his usual comforting spin – that these “corrections” aren’t so bad because more recent numbers are actually down.  >>Who is to say that today’s numbers won’t get a similar big boost later?!

Solano Covid numbers undergo big correction, but trend is down

Fairfield Daily Republic, By , March 8, 2022

FAIRFIELD — Monday was a massive correction day for Covid-related information in Solano County.

The country reported 4,115 new coronavirus cases – 114 since Friday’s report – and four additional deaths of Solano residents who died in out-of-county hospitals, one dating to December 2020, Dr. Bela Matyas, the county public health officer, said in a phone interview Monday.

Most of the cases came from January and February.

The new cases took the total for the pandemic to 83,793, but the daily average since the last report dropped to 38 over the three-day period, which is lower than the rate prior to the latest surge.

The 10-day daily average, based on active cases of 456, was at 45.6, down from Friday’s report of 56.7, the county reported.

There were 31 residents in local hospitals, with only six in intensive care units, the county reported. That was down from 37 and 10, respectively.

The deaths include a woman, between 50 and 65 years old, who died in December 2020. There were no vaccinations available to the public at that time. The other three – two men older than 65 who died in August and December; and a woman between 50 and 65 who died in October – were unvaccinated.

The number of Covid-related deaths in the county stood Monday at 402.  […continued]


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).

Click green text above or on the image.

>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 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.