County Reports 10 New COVID Cases On San Juan, Zero On Orcas, Lopez

Posted April 3, 2021 at 10:47 pm by

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From San Juan County

Since the last update on Fri­day, March 26, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 131 to 141.

There are 56 close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in active quarantine.

Orcas Island

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

Lopez Island

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

San Juan Island

There are 10 new cas­es since the last report on San Juan Island. The fol­low­ing details are known about these new cases:

  • One of the cas­es is tied to a pre­vi­ous­ly report­ed pos­i­tive case.
  • Two cas­es are unre­lat­ed, but both are tied to off-island trav­el, with lim­it­ed expo­sures to the local community.
  • Five cas­es com­prise a clus­ter of new cas­es, with trans­mis­sion tied to house­hold or anoth­er close con­tact. The ini­tial trans­mis­sion source is unknown at this time.
  • Two new cas­es are relat­ed to each oth­er through close house­hold con­tact. The inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, but these cas­es do not appear to be tied to any of the oth­er pos­i­tive cas­es. The ini­tial trans­mis­sion source is unknown at this time.

 There are nine pos­i­tive cas­es under active mon­i­tor­ing on San Juan Island at this time.

Over­all:

We’ve been warn­ing for some time that a fourth wave was com­ing. It appears to be here. Cas­es are up nation­al­ly, in Wash­ing­ton, and clear­ly, activ­i­ty has increased dra­mat­i­cal­ly, at least on San Juan Island.

At this time, it is almost cer­tain that there is some degree of com­mu­ni­ty spread on San Juan Island and there’s no rea­son to think it won’t hap­pen on the oth­er islands. Be smart, mask up, get vac­ci­nat­ed as soon as you can, lim­it expo­sure, and under­stand that regard­less of age or health, get­ting COVID can result in a long-last­ing strug­gle. Nobody should take it lightly.

Review this doc­u­ment for more specifics about our cur­rent sit­u­a­tion and best practices.

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