One New COVID Case On San Juan, One On Lopez

Posted March 27, 2021 at 1:47 pm by

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From San Juan County

Since the last update on Fri­day, March 19, the total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 129 to 131.

There are nine close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es 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 is one new case on Lopez Island and the trans­mis­sion source is unknown. There is one pos­i­tive case under active mon­i­tor­ing on Lopez Island at this time.

San Juan Island

There is one new case on San Juan Island, and the trans­mis­sion source is unknown. There is one pos­i­tive case under active mon­i­tor­ing on San Juan Island at this time.

Over­all

There are signs of an uptick in case num­bers for some coun­ties in Wash­ing­ton, and there are clear increas­es hap­pen­ing in oth­er states (Michi­gan being the most con­cern­ing example).

While we’re prob­a­bly one or two weeks away from know­ing for sure, it appears that we’re about to enter anoth­er peri­od of ris­ing cas­es. How big that rise is and how long it lasts are impor­tant but unan­swered questions.

The good news is that a large per­cent­age of our high­est-risk indi­vid­u­als have received their first dose of vac­cine (70% of res­i­dents over 65 in Wash­ing­ton). This will dras­ti­cal­ly decrease the mor­tal­i­ty rate and should decrease hos­pi­tal­iza­tions. Reliev­ing the pres­sure on our med­ical infra­struc­ture is essential.

While many of us are relax­ing our pre­cau­tions to some degree, now is not the time to act like this is over. Wear­ing our masks, being thought­ful about trav­el and social­iz­ing indoors are as vital as ever.

When you’re eli­gi­ble, get your shot as soon as you’re able. We’re being told that vac­cine pro­duc­tion and sup­ply will increase dras­ti­cal­ly soon. We haven’t seen that yet but are hope­ful oppor­tu­ni­ties for being vac­ci­nat­ed will increase dra­mat­i­cal­ly over the next month.

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