Tracking the coronavirus in Yolo County

Tracking the coronavirus in Yolo County

3,207
confirmed cases
59
deaths
Tier 2

The latest trends

The Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency announces new cases and deaths each day, though bottlenecks in testing and reporting lags can introduce delays. The county does not provide a tally of how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

Cumulative cases by day

Over the past week, the county has averaged 19 new cases and 0.4 new deaths per day. The number of confirmed infections is currently doubling every 102.8 days.

New cases by day
Deaths by day
The lines above are seven-day averages. They offer a more stable view of the trend than daily totals. That's why experts wait for lines like these to flatten before they say conditions are improving.

State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. Over the last seven days, officials have reported 134 new cases, which amounts to 62 per 100,000 residents.

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Mapping the cases

Cases have been reported in five of Yolo County's cities and communities.

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Hospitals and patients

Lockdown measures aim to slow the virus in hope of preventing hospitals from being overrun.

To keep tabs on capacity, officials watch out for rapid increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients.

Intensive care and other hospitalized patients
California Department of Public Health

There are now 7 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the state. Of those, 3 are in an intensive-care unit.

Officials also closely monitor the number of beds open in intensive-care units. In late July, the state changed its tracking method to exclude beds that are only for infants from the count.

There are currently 5 staffed and available beds in Yolo County according to the latest government data.

Nursing homes

Nursing homes have become a tragic focal point of the coronavirus outbreak. California's Department of Public Health has listed 10 skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities in Yolo County that have reported COVID-19 cases.

The state last updated the list on October 26. Officials withhold the precise number where there are 10 or fewer cases. The numbers reflect cumulative counts.

Reopenings and restrictions

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening system classifies counties into four tiers based on metrics developed by state officials. Which tier a county falls in determines what can be reopened.

Yolo County is currently in Tier 2, which keeps some nonessential businesses closed.

Tier 1

Widespread

Most nonessential indoor business operations are closed

Tier 2

Substantial

Some nonessential indoor business operations are closed

Tier 3

Moderate

Some business operations can open with modifications

Tier 4

Minimal

Most business operations can open with modifications

The state is now using three statistics to judge counties. With some exceptions, metrics must surpass the benchmark for the next tier in order to loosen restrictions. The latest numbers, along with tier reassignments, are released each Tuesday.

The first is called the adjusted case rate. It takes new cases in a recent seven-day period — excluding cases at prisons and jails — and adjusts for population. In some areas, that number is modified to account for the volume of testing. Yolo County's most recent adjusted case rate was 5.4.

The second metric is the positive test rate, which is the percentage of tests for the virus that come back positive. Yolo County's most recent positive test rate was 2.1%.

The third metric measures whether positive tests in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods have significantly exceeded a county's overall rate — a disparity that's been widespread during the pandemic. The statistic is known as the Healthy Places Index. Yolo County’s most recent score is 3.7.

Based on its current tier in the state framework, here’s what is allowed to open in Yolo County.

Tier 2: Substantial risk

  • Aquariums Open indoors with modifications. Indoor activities max 25% capacity
  • Bars, brewpubs and distilleries (with no meals provided) Closed
  • Cardrooms Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Carwashes Open with modifications
  • Child care Open with modifications
  • Concert venues Closed
  • Day camps Open with modifications
  • Dine-in restaurants Open indoors with modifications. Max 25% capacity or 100 people whichever is fewer
  • Family entertainment Open outdoors only with modifications for kart racing, mini-golf, batting cages
  • Food banks, gas stations and convenience stores Open with modifications
  • Gyms Open indoors with modifications. Max 10% capacity
  • Hair salons and barbershops Open indoors with modifications
  • Higher education Capacity for indoor lectures and student gatherings must be limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is less. Some courses conducted in certain indoor settings, like labs and studio arts, may be open at regular capacity. Conduct student activities virtually when possible
  • Hotels for tourism and individual travel Open with modifications. Fitness centers max 10% capacity
  • K-12 schools Some schools have reopened in-person in the county with modifications
  • Libraries Open with modifications. Max 50% capacity
  • Movie theaters Open indoors with modifications. Max 25% capacity or 100 people whichever is fewer
  • Museums Open indoors with modifications. Indoor activities max 25% capacity
  • Nail salons Open indoors with modifications
  • Nonessential business offices Work remotely
  • Pet groomers and landscapers Open with modifications
  • Places of worship and cultural ceremonies Open indoors with modifications. Max 25% capacity or 100 people whichever is fewer
  • Professional sports without spectators Open without live audiences with modifications
  • Racetracks without spectators Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Retailers Open with modifications. Max 50% capacity
  • Shopping malls Open indoors with modifications. Max 50% capacity. Closed common areas. Reduced capacity food courts
  • State and local government Open with modifications
  • Takeout restaurants Open with modifications
  • Tattoo parlors Open indoors with modifications
  • Theme parks Closed
  • Wineries Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Zoos Open indoors with modifications. Indoor activities max 25% capacity

What's open where?

See how the governor has rated all 58 counties, and what that means for reopening, in our county reopening tracker.