No New COVID-19 Cases In San Juan Islands For Fourth Consecutive Week

Posted March 19, 2021 at 9:45 pm by

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From San Juan County

Since the last update on Fri­day, March 12, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have remained steady at 129.
There are zero close con­tacts of a pos­i­tive case cur­rent­ly in active quarantine.

Orcas Island

There are no new cas­es on Orcas Island since the last update and no con­firmed pos­i­tive cas­es under active mon­i­tor­ing on Orcas Island at this time.

Lopez Island

There are no new cas­es on Lopez Island and no pos­i­tive cas­es on Lopez Island at this time.

San Juan Island

There are no new cas­es on San Juan Island and no pos­i­tive cas­es under active mon­i­tor­ing on San Juan Island at this time.

Overall

While cas­es con­tin­ue to remain rel­a­tive­ly low, some things to keep in mind that for the state of Wash­ing­ton, total new cas­es per day are just below the rate we expe­ri­enced dur­ing the peak of the wave of cas­es this past summer.

Over­all, the state is still nowhere close to the low rates we expe­ri­enced from April to June.

Some of our neigh­bor­ing coun­ties have even less encour­ag­ing case counts. Whatcom’s cas­es per day are still sig­nif­i­cant­ly high­er than any­thing expe­ri­enced from March to Octo­ber of 2020. Island County’s cas­es are actu­al­ly on the rise and approach­ing their high­est lev­els to date.

The cur­rent relax­ation of reg­u­la­tions and reopen­ing of many activ­i­ties does not mean that we are at our low­est case totals to date. It just means that most of Wash­ing­ton has expe­ri­enced a dras­tic reduc­tion in cas­es from the win­ter peak.

Peo­ple trav­el­ing to the main­land or host­ing off-island guests and engag­ing in indoor, unmasked con­tact need to rec­og­nize that the risk of becom­ing infect­ed is actu­al­ly greater than it was dur­ing many oth­er months over the past year.

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