UPDATED April 16: One new case; County total 14

Update: April 16, 2020 - A new case of COVID-19 was reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Thursday, April 16. 459 people have been tested. There are now eight positive test results on Orcas Island, five on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. 

Update: April 15, 2020 - No new cases of COVID-19 were reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday, April 15. 438 people have been tested. There were eight positive test results on Orcas Island, four on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. 

Update: April 14, 2020 - No new cases of COVID-19 were reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, April 14. There are eight on Orcas Island, four on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. The number of tests conducted is 400.

Update: April 13, 2020 - No new cases of COVID-19 were reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Monday, April 13. There are eight on Orcas Island, four on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. The number of tests conducted is 358.  

Update: April 10, 2020 -  Another new positive case on Orcas Island was reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Friday, April 10.   The county total is now 13 - four on San Juan Island, eight on Orcas Island and one on Lopez Island. There have been 328 tests conducted. As explained in the previous update,county the pending number of cases is no longer being provided. A list of cases by island is posted at the end of this article.

Update: April 9, 2020 - There were no news positive test results reported on Thursday, April 9, 2020. The total is still 12 - four on San Juan Island, seven on Orcas Island and one on Lopez Island. There have been 319 tests conducted. As explained in the previous update, the pending number of cases is no longer being provided. A list of cases by island is posted at the end of this article.

Update: April 8, 2020 - San Juan County did not have any new positive tests for COVID-19 recorded on April 8. The total is still 12 - four on San Juan Island, seven on Orcas Island and one on Lopez Island. There have been 310 tests conducted. As explained in the previous update, the pending number of cases is no longer being provided. A list of cases by island is posted at the end of this article.

Update: April 7, 2020 - San Juan County now has a dozen people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The total is now four on San Juan Island, seven on Orcas Island and one on Lopez Island. There have been 303 tests conducted. As explained in the previous update, the pending number of cases is no longer being provided. A list of cases by island is posted at the end of this article.

Previous update: San Juan County has 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 6, 2020. The state Department of Health still has 9 listed as the total for the islands. The county's number combines information from DOH and local providers. 

There have been 294 tests performed. 10 were positive. The number of tests pending will not be reported anymore. The county's website states: "WA State Department of Health had been providing the pending/negative test data, but as of April 5 will no longer be providing that information. Gathering that information direct from providers would put an undue strain on provider offices. Focus will be on total tests and confirmed positives. Note that test result turn around time from labs has been steadily improving and we expect that trend to continue." 

As of April  3, there had been 212 tests  conducted in the county, results were pending for 37,  six had tested positive, 169 were negative.  


Here is a list of the cases so far

[EDITOR's NOTE: Links to information that cases #4, #9 and #10 have generously and thoughtfully shared with the community are posted. Sharing the info is very brave on their part as there have been reports in other locales of harrassment and worse. If that type of problem arises in the San Juan Islands, we'll stop reporting such details. Thanks for your cooperation.] 

The dates shown are the dates the information was released. 

MARCH 20 - MORE INFORMATION

 1. Orcas Island - Person 

MARCH 24 - MORE INFORMATION

 2. Orcas Island - Person who was close contact of first case

MARCH 26 - MORE INFORMATION

 3. Lopez Island - Person

March 28 - MORE INFORMATION

 4. San Juan Island - Resident who was exposed at Seattle fire station where he works. He was called while on traveling home to the islands on the ferry. Stayed in car, contacted Peace Island Medical Center, was tested by a healthcare worker while in his car. Stayed home for 14 days.  MORE INFORMATION

APRIL 1 - MORE INFORMATION

 5. Orcas Island resident - 

 6. Peace Island Medical Center staff member. Ordinarily, the county Health Department does contact tracing. PIMC is doing its own contact tracing with advice from San Juan County Medical Officer Dr. Frank James. 

APRIL 4 - MORE INFORMATION

 7. San Juan Island - A San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services person. 

 8. Orcas Island - Person who is a close household member of one of the earlier Orcas Island cases. 

 9. Orcas Island -A man - half of a couple who run a farm on Orcas Island  

10. Orcas Island - A woman - half of a couple who run a farm on Orcas Island MORE INFORMATION

APRIL 7:

11. San Juan Island

12. Orcas Island

APRIL 10:

13: Orcas Island

APRIL 16:

14: San Juan Island


COVID 19 INFORMATION LINKS

Microsoft Interactive Global Map of COVID 19

Centers for Disease Control

Washington State Coronavirus Response

Governor Jay Inslee

Washington State Dept. of Health


San Juan County Dept. of Health

San Juan County's Hot Topic: Contact Tracing

San Juan County Case Numbers

San Juan County COVID 19 Hot Topics

San Juan County Departments' Service Status during COVID-19 Crisis

FAQs about San Juan County's Stay at Home Order


King County/Seattle Dept. of Health

Whatcom County Dept. of Health

Skagit County Dept. of Health

 

 

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3 comments

  • andrew seltser
    andrew seltser Thursday, 09 April 2020 10:18 Comment Link

    It is outrageous that non-essential businesses remain open at this point -- I notice Cecil's Electronics, Carla Higginson's law office Higginson-Baer (and possibly other attorneys), assorted bed & breakfasts and private homes welcoming non-essential tourists, etc. etc. Your disbelief in science, or your overblown sense of importance, encourages and in some cases forces social interaction at a time when only social isolation will slow the viral spread. I urge all to BOYCOTT these businesses which threaten our health, not just now, but also AFTER the current emergency subsides, if it should do so, and call them and tell them what you think. Thank you.

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  • pete groves
    pete groves Tuesday, 07 April 2020 18:51 Comment Link

    Congratulations to Lopez, holding at one. But maybe a lack of testing is giving a false reading. Obviously we need to ramp up testing to get at least a 1,000 person test base. But of course we can't because test kits are still in short supply and rightfully being used for fully screened individuals with obvious systems or those with highly suspect contacts.
    One thing we do have on these islands, is money, lots of it, of course concentrated in the hands of what I call the "High Rollers." Largely Billionaires.
    So come on guys, you know who you are and you know who to call. Get what's needed to open up testing; drive through testing even.
    Who knows, the life you save may be your mom.

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  • Joe Fico
    Joe Fico Tuesday, 07 April 2020 14:37 Comment Link

    "There have been 294 tests performed. 10 were positive. The number of tests pending will not be reported anymore." What is the rationale for withholding information? If you want people to overact or become even more concerned, then by all means withhold information and tell people that is what you will be doing. Brilliant.

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