County Investigates if COVID Breakout Cases were caused by Delta Variant

Posted August 1, 2021 at 5:00 am by

From San Juan County

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Since the last update on July 22, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 195 to 197.

There are approx­i­mate­ly 25 close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine in San Juan Coun­ty. Some of these are close con­tacts of local­ly con­firmed cas­es, oth­ers are close con­tacts of con­firmed cas­es resid­ing out­side of the coun­ty. There is one con­firmed pos­i­tive case in San Juan Coun­ty under mon­i­tor­ing in San Juan Coun­ty at this time.


There are two new cas­es on San Juan Island since the last update. One is due to com­mu­ni­ty spread with acqui­si­tion here or off-island. The oth­er case’s acqui­si­tion source is unknown at this time. Details will become after the case inves­ti­ga­tion is com­plete. There is one con­firmed pos­i­tive case under active mon­i­tor­ing on San Juan Island.

There are no new cas­es on Lopez Island since the last update, and no con­firmed pos­i­tive cas­es under active mon­i­tor­ing. There are no new cas­es on Orcas Island since the last update, and no con­firmed pos­i­tive cas­es under active monitoring.

Delta Vari­ant Investigation

San Juan Coun­ty is wait­ing for lab results to see if the recent break­through cas­es were a result of the Delta vari­ant. The Delta vari­ant is quick­ly becom­ing the lead vari­ant in Wash­ing­ton state, com­pro­mis­ing 50% of all new cas­es in the state, and is also rapid­ly cir­cu­lat­ing in the Unit­ed States, which is like­ly a large con­tribut­ing fac­tor to increased transmission.

Being ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed, wear­ing a mask indoors and lim­it­ing close con­tact with those who are unvac­ci­nat­ed remain the best ways to pro­tect your­self and slow the spread. Click here to see providers in San Juan Coun­ty that are admin­is­ter­ing COVID-19 vaccines.

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