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