Submitted by San Juan County.
Note: Current positive case numbers are available online at the County Case Count Page, https://www.sanjuanco.com/1682/COVID-19-SJC-Case-Count. As indicated on that page, these numbers are only updated after case confirmation is complete, usually daily. It is possible that other information sources in the community may be quicker to report on new cases, but ensuring privacy and accuracy is critical for this official information source.
Since the last update on Friday, Dec. 25, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 78 to 79. The new case is on Orcas Island.
The new case on Orcas has resulted in one case being actively monitored on Orcas at this time. Transmission for this case appears to be from a Christmas gathering. Orcas has had a total of 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
There are no positive cases being actively monitored on Lopez Island at this time. Lopez has had a total of six COVID-19 cases.
San Juan Island
There are no positive cases being actively monitored on San Juan Island at this time. San Juan has had a total of 40 COVID-19 cases.
San Juan County Health and Community Services put on two COVID immunization clinics on Orcas and San Juan Islands this week, vaccinating approximately 100 first responders and healthcare workers. Clinics will continue next week and beyond, focusing on the vaccination of emergency response and healthcare personnel, and residents and staff of long term care facilities.
Shaw has yet to have a confirmed cases of COVID and one case was confirmed on an outer island since the beginning of the pandemic.