34 reported active COVID cases on San Juan Island
Posted May 28, 2022 at 12:04 pm by Jeff Arnim
The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management reports 34 active COVID cases on San Juan Island as of Friday, down sharply from the 82 cases reported on the County’s COVID dashboard at the same time last week. Orcas Island has 20 active cases, up from 18 last week. Lopez Island has just two active cases, down from 10 last week.
“These numbers do not include suspect cases (e.g., positive over-the-counter tests),” the County noted in their media release. “Even though suspect cases are not reportable by State guidelines, they do provide a more complete picture of infection rates in our County. There are almost as many suspect cases that we know about this week as confirmed or probable cases.”
The County also stated that they are continuing to monitor several outbreaks within the islands — and they urged islanders to adjust their actions accordingly. “Even though case counts decreased slightly this week, please remain cautious when thinking about interacting with anyone outside your household.”
A handful of appointments remain available for the May 31 vaccination clinic on San Juan Island for children ages five to 11. The County is also holding a vaccination clinic on June 7 for people age 50 and older and certain immunocompromised individuals 18 and older.
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