Weekly Covid Case Update

Posted August 27, 2021 at 4:31 pm by

Impor­tant Note: A total of 17 pre­vi­ous cas­es have been removed from the list of con­firmed cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. These are cas­es that occurred after June 1, 2021 and were first iden­ti­fied by a pos­i­tive over-the-counter COVID test result, but were not con­firmed in a sub­se­quent PCR lab test. This adjust­ment brings San Juan Coun­ty in align­ment with WA State Depart­ment of Health report­ing protocols.

Since the last update on Fri­day August 20th, there have been six new con­firmed cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. The total num­ber of cas­es is now list­ed at 250 (see note above about adjust­ment of case list that explains total count dis­crep­an­cy from last week’s report).

Of these six new cas­es, ini­tial inves­ti­ga­tions indi­cate that at least one appears to have occurred in a ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed individual.

There are approx­i­mate­ly six unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es who are cur­rent­ly in two-week quar­an­tine. Note that vac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts do NOT need to quar­an­tine and this num­ber would be far high­er if not for the rel­a­tive­ly high vac­ci­na­tion rate in San Juan County.

The trans­mis­sion sources for these new cas­es are most­ly unknown. One is due to house­hold con­tact with a pos­i­tive case, and anoth­er is due to out of state travel.

  • Lopez Island: There is one new case on Lopez Island since the last update. There is one pos­i­tive case under active mon­i­tor­ing on Lopez Island.
  • Orcas Island: There are no new cas­es on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no pos­i­tive cas­es under active mon­i­tor­ing on Orcas Island.
  • San Juan Island: There are five new cas­es on San Juan Island since the last update. There are sev­en pos­i­tive cas­es under active mon­i­tor­ing on San Juan Island.
  • Shaw Island: There are no new cas­es on Shaw Island since the last update. There are no pos­i­tive cas­es under active mon­i­tor­ing on Shaw Island.

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