Solano’s big COVID-19 weekend: 3 new deaths and 28 new cases

Monday, May 11
28 new positive cases, 3 new deaths.
Total now 379 cases, 10 deaths.

Solano County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.  Check out basic information in this screenshot. IMPORTANT: The County’s interactive page has more.  On the County website, you can click on “Number of cases” and then hover over the charts for detailed information.

Previous report, Friday, May 8


Solano County reported 28 new positive cases over the weekend and Monday, total is now 3513 new deaths, total now at 10.


  • 17 new cases were reported on Saturday 5/9
  • 4 new cases were reported on Sunday 5/10
  • 7 new cases were reported today, Monday 5/11


  • No new cases of young persons under 19 years of age, total of 6 cases, just over 1.5% of the 379 confirmed cases.
  • 17 of today’s 28 new cases were persons 19-64 years of age, total of 274 cases, 72% of the total.   No new deaths, total of 2.  Note that only 34 of the 274 cases in this age group (12.4%) were hospitalized at one time.  (It is unclear whether the 2 deaths were ever hospitalized.)
  • 13 of today’s 28 new cases were persons 65 or older, total of 99 cases, 26.1% of the total.  2 new deaths, total of 7.  Note that 26 of the 99 cases in this age group (26.3%) were hospitalized at one time, more than double the percentage in the mid-age group(It is unclear whether the 7 deaths in this age group were ever hospitalized.)
  • There are two errors in the County’s report today.  The age group chart adds 17 plus 13 new cases totaling 30, when only 28 new cases are reported in the overall count.  Also, only 2 new deaths are reported in this age group chart, while the overall count shows 3.

HOSPITALIZATIONS: 61 of Solano’s 379 cases resulted in hospitalizations, an increase of only 1 over the weekend and Monday.  Relatively good news – a small increase.

ACTIVE CASES:  The number of active cases is back up after a mysterious dip on Friday.  46 of the 379 are active cases, 23 more than on Friday.  (Friday showed an unusually high drop in active cases – from 72 to 23, after the number hovered around 70 for the week preceding.) Note that the county does not report WHERE the active cases are.  Below you will see that only 13 are currently hospitalized, which leaves 33 of these 46 active cases out in our communities somewhere, and hopefully quarantined.

The County’s “Hospital Impact” graph shows 13 of the 61 hospitalized cases are CURRENTLY hospitalized, 3 more than on Friday.  The County’s count of ICU beds available and ventilator supply remains at “GOOD” at 31-100%. (No information is given on our supply of test kits, PPE and staff.)


  • Vallejo added 20 of today’s 28 new cases, total of  222.
  • Fairfield added 2 of today’s 28 new cases, total of 67.
  • Vacaville remains at 36 (steady over the last 4 days).
  • Suisun City added 4 of today’s 28 new cases, total of 20.
  • Benicia added 2 of today’s 28 new cases, total of 18.
  • Dixon, Rio Vista and “Unincorporated” are still not assigned numerical data: today all remain at <10 (less than 10).  Note that the numbers for other cities add up to 363, leaving 16 cases located somewhere among the locations in this “<10” category (same number as last reported).  Residents and city officials have pressured County officials for city case counts.  Today’s data is welcome, but still incomplete.


The County reports that 5,576 residents have been tested as of today.  This is an increase of 207 residents tested since Friday’s total of 5,379.  That is an average of only 69 new tests per day.  This relatively small increase comes a week after the County announced the opening of new State run testing sites in Vacaville and Vallejo, open to anyoneWhen will we see our testing numbers surge?
· See
Solano testing – by the numbers April 13 – present.
· See also Solano County announces testing available to all.
We have a long way to go:
only 1% of Solano County’s 447,643 residents (2019) have been tested.

Solano’s upward curve in cumulative cases – as of May 11

This chart shows the infection’s steady upward trajectory in Solano County.  Our curve continues to creep up.  Our nursing homes, long-term care facilities and jails bear watching!

Still incredibly important – everyone stay home, wear masks when you are out, and be safe!