63 reported active COVID cases on San Juan Island
Posted May 13, 2022 at 9:33 am by Jeff Arnim
The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management reports 63 active COVID cases on San Juan Island as of this morning, more that double what was reported a week ago. Orcas Island has 51 active cases, while Lopez Island has 22, the outer islands four, and Shaw Island one.
“These numbers do not include suspect cases (e.g., positive over-the-counter tests),” the County noted in their media release. “Because of this, the actual number of cases in the community is likely significantly higher. Case rates are continuing to increase locally, regionally, and statewide.”
Last week’s media release from the County estimated that the official numbers account for only about 20 percent of the cases actually present in the community. If that assessment remains accurate, it means that San Juan Island’s true active case count could exceed 300 cases.
Free COVID testing kits are still available through the Washington State Department of Health’s Say Yes COVID test website. Islanders can order up to two test kits each month. Delivery is currently estimated to take one to two weeks.
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