Weekly COVID update

Submitted by San Juan County

Since the last update on Friday, March 11, there have been 15 new confirmed or probable cases in San Juan County. The current case count is now 1262.

LOPEZ ISLAND: There is 1 new case on Lopez Island since the last update.

ORCAS ISLAND: There are 2 new cases on Orcas Island since the last update.

SAN JUAN ISLAND: There are 12 new cases on San Juan Island since the last update. Case Rates: While there are advantages and disadvantages to all data points used to measure the pandemic, a population-adjusted look at weekly case rates can provide a sense of the ebb and flow of the disease. The chart of the weekly case rate per 100,000 residents (so actual case numbers were much lower) for the three main islands between November 1 and today. Interesting to see an early wave on Lopez, a rapid sharp spike on Orcas, and lingering cases on San Juan.


Remember that continuing to wear a mask is a perfectly sensible choice and there are a wide array of health and risk reasons that make masking a good idea- including the fact that everyone should mask up if they must be in public while sick. Please be respectful of those who continue to mask.