One New COVID Case On Orcas
From San Juan County
Since the last update on Friday, Dec. 25, the total cases in San Juan County have increased from 78 to 79. The new case is on Orcas Island.
Current positive case numbers are available online at the San Juan County Case Count page. As indicated on that page, these numbers are only updated after case confirmation is complete, usually daily. It is possible that other information sources in the community may be quicker to report on new cases, but ensuring privacy and accuracy is critical for this official information source.
The new case on Orcas has resulted in one case being actively monitored on Orcas at this time. Transmission for this case appears to be from a Christmas gathering.
There are no positive cases being actively monitored on Lopez Island at this time.
San Juan Island
There are no positive cases being actively monitored on San Juan Island at this time.
San Juan County Health & Community Services put on two COVID immunization clinics on Orcas and San Juan Islands this week, vaccinating approximately 100 first responders and health care workers.
Clinics will continue next week and beyond, focusing on the vaccination of emergency response and health care personnel, and residents and staff of long term care facilities.
Happy New Year!