County Investigates if COVID Breakout Cases were caused by Delta Variant

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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.

Posted on August 1, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Health & Wellness, Safety

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