Part-time, Outer Islander Contracts COVID

Posted October 14, 2020 at 6:23 pm by

By San Juan Coun­ty Government

One new pos­i­tive COVID-19 case has been attrib­uted to San Juan Coun­ty, which brings the total num­ber of cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty to date to 33.

This new case was report­ed in a part-time res­i­dent of a non-fer­ry served island. The ini­tial case inves­ti­ga­tion is complete.

No close con­tacts in San Juan Coun­ty have been iden­ti­fied and the patient was out­side of San Juan Coun­ty dur­ing the peri­od of time they were infectious.

The find­ings from the case inves­ti­ga­tion sug­gest the trans­mis­sion source was via off-island contact.

As cas­es con­tin­ue to sharply rise across many parts of the Unit­ed States, includ­ing recent more mod­er­ate upward trends in Wash­ing­ton, this is a time for ongo­ing vig­i­lance and care. San Juan County’s suc­cess with pre­vent­ing com­mu­ni­ty trans­mis­sion in the islands is not because we were nev­er at risk, but because islanders have been dili­gent in man­ag­ing that risk.

Please be thought­ful and cau­tious when trav­el­ing off-island or wel­com­ing off-island vis­i­tors into your home.

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One comment...

  1. Inter­est­ing!! This is being report­ed as case # 33 in san Juan Coun­ty. This is a part time res­i­dent here. It is like­ly that it will be report­ed as case # ??? in what­ev­er coun­ty he also resides in. Then it will be added to the TOTAL # of accu­mu­lat­ed cas­es for a 2nd time. How often do you think this has hap­pened to inflate this CRISIS???

    Comment by JIM KNYCH on October 14, 2020 at 10:16 pm

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