County COVID case count rises by nine to 111

Submitted by San Juan County

Note: Current positive case numbers are available online at the County Case Data Dashboard, at 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, Jan. 29, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 102 to 111. Three new cases are on Lopez Island, four on Orcas, and two on San Juan Island.

Note that approximately 44 close contacts of positive cases are currently in active quarantine.

Orcas Island

There are four new cases on Orcas Island. Three of the cases are tied to a single household and related to international travel.

One of the new cases is a close contact of the three recent cases. There are three positive cases being actively monitored on Orcas Island at this time.

Lopez Island

There are three new cases on Lopez Island. Two cases are related and the transmission source has been tied to off-island travel.

One of the cases is unrelated to previous cases and the transmission source is unknown at this time. There is one positive case being actively monitored on Lopez Island at this time.

San Juan Island

There are two new cases on San Juan Island. One case is not related to previous cases. The transmission source is unknown at this time.

One case is a close household contact of a previously positive case.

Overall picture

Please review the county’s recent update urging islanders to avoid high-risk travel off-island and to avoid hosting of guests from off-island,

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