Three more COVID-related deaths confirmed in Kitsap; 364 total

446 new cases also confirmed in the last week

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed three additional COVID-related deaths, bringing the countywide total to 364 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

The health district is no longer reporting age demographics so details on the 17 most-recent deaths will not be provided. Of the previous 347 deaths, 136 were ages 80 and older, 90 ages 70-79, 64 ages 60-69, 37 ages 50-59, 16 ages 40-49 and four ages 30-39.

Additionally, 446 new cases were confirmed in the last week, bringing the countywide total to 45,069 since the pandemic began. Of the new cases, North Kitsap had 63 and Bainbridge Island 43; 135 were in South Kitsap, 101 in Bremerton and 102 in Central Kitsap. Two of the cases were in “unknown” areas of the county.

Over the last week, Kitsap’s case rate per 100,000 residents is 163.9. To date, the number of county residents who have initiated vaccination is 78.2 percent.

Of the 45,069 cases, 2,439 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 11,811 in Bremerton, 10,271 in Central Kitsap, 6,935 in North Kitsap and 13,375 in South Kitsap. 238 cases have come from “unknown” areas of the county.

The health district has shifted from daily COVID reports to weekly reports every Thursday.