On Monday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 115 new COVID cases since Nov. 24, bringing the countywide total to 18,130 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.
Of the new cases, North Kitsap had 14 and Bainbridge Island five; 23 were in South Kitsap, 34 in Bremerton and 38 in Central Kitsap. One case came from an “unknown” area of the county.
Over the last week, the county’s case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 83. A total of 217 cases are in their recommended “isolation period” (10 days after first symptoms.) To date, the number of Kitsap County residents who have initiated vaccination is 68.1%.
Of the 18,130 total cases, 643 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 4,872 in Bremerton, 4,012 in Central Kitsap, 2,811 in North Kitsap and 5,783 in South Kitsap. Nine cases have come from “unknown” areas of the county.
There have been 247 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began and 201 this year. Details on the three most-recent deaths have not yet been provided by the health district. Of the 244 prior deaths, 95 were ages 80 and older, 59 ages 70-79, 47 ages 60-69, 30 ages 50-59, nine ages 40-49 and four ages 30-39.