Submitted by San Juan County.
Note: Current positive case numbers are available online at the County Case Data Dashboard at sanjuanco.com/1682/COVID-19-SJC-Data-Dashboard. 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 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, April 23, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 176 to 179.
Note that there are six close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine.
Shaw, Orcas and Lopez islands
There are no new cases on Shaw, Orcas and Lopez islands since the last update. There are no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on these three islands at this time either.
San Juan Island
There are three new cases on San Juan Island since the last update. The following details are known about these cases:
Two of the new cases are from a single household and the transmission source is related to off-island travel. -The third new case is a close contact of the two cases listed above.
There are three positive cases under active monitoring on San Juan Island at this time.
Case trends in Western Washington seem to have plateaued and are starting to decline. However, overall case volumes are still quite high. Those who are unvaccinated should continue to be thoughtful about their off-island interactions and recognize that the risk of infection is still quite high if engaging in high-risk behavior. If you are unvaccinated and engage in unmasked indoor social contact with other unvaccinated individuals, it is important to minimize your exposure when returning to the islands.
Stay tuned for information about the vaccination of children 12 and older. Approval for the use of the Pfizer vaccination in those 12+ is expected any day, with opportunities for vaccination here in the islands soon to follow. As always, monitor www.sjccovid.com for the latest info.