Thursday update: 46 new COVID cases in Solano County overnight

By Roger Straw, Thursday, April 29, 2021

Case numbers going down among older adults, no doubt due to vaccinations, but others still getting sick. 46 new cases today, no new deaths.

Solano County COVID report on Thursday, April 29:
[Source: see far below.  See also my ARCHIVE spreadsheet of daily Solano COVID updates.]
Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard – SUMMARY:

On April 29, Solano County reported 46 new COVID cases. Solano has seen 1,223 new cases over these 29 days of April, an average of 42 per day.  Reports are that Solano will not be joining all other Bay Area counties in the State’s orange tier anytime soon.  Solano’s Active cases went up today, rising from 336 to 357.  Our percent positivity rate fell from 5.5% to 5.2%.

Cases among youth and young adults increasing
Date New Cases
0-17 years
New Cases
18-49 years
New Cases
50-64 years
New Cases
65+ years
Thursday, April 29, 2021 7 28 8 3

Since last summer, cases among children 0-17 years of age have increased dramatically as a percentage of total cases.  This chart shows the changes among age groups over the past 11 months.

Hospitalizations – very little information…

The Solano County COVID dashboard Summary tab only shows active hospitalizations for the current day (25 today, see image at top of page).  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.

Screenshot from Solano’s Demographics Tab, Hospitalizations by Age Group.  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 have not been updated since early April, so it isn’t possible to determine whether there has been an increasing number of hospitalizations among our children and young adults.  I have asked Public Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas for an update on these numbers, and he replied by email today that he “believes” his staff will update these numbers soon, and “will double check.”  But no update today.  So age group hospitalization totals on the dashboard remain dated, but interesting:

Solano County Total COVID Hospitalizations by AGE GROUPS as of Early April
Age 0-17
Age 18-49
Age 50-64
Age 65+
    26     324     329     591

>> 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 April 29:

  • Benicia added 1 new case today, total of 954 cases since the outbreak began.
  • Dixon added 4 new cases today, total of 1,858 cases.
  • Fairfield added only 8 new cases today, total of 8,800 cases.
  • Rio Vista remained steady today, total of 366 cases.
  • Suisun City added 4 new cases today, total of 2,215 cases.
  • Vacaville added 19 (!) new cases today, total of 8,469 cases.
  • Vallejo added 10 new cases today, total of 9,648 cases.
  • Unincorporated areas remained steady today, total of 102 cases.

COMPARE: Screenshots from Solano County COVID Dashboard on Wednesday, April 28:

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 4pm.  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.