1 more COVID death, 326 new cases in Kitsap

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed an additional COVID-related death, bringing the countywide total to 371 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

The health district is no longer reporting age demographics so details on the 24 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, 326 new COVID cases were confirmed in the last week, bringing the countywide total to 47,375 since the pandemic began.

Over the last week, Kitsap’s case rate per 100,000 residents dropped to 119.8. To date, the number of county residents who have initiated vaccination is 79.1 percent.

Of the new cases, 29 were on Bainbridge Island, 81 in Bremerton, 76 in Central Kitsap, 58 in North Kitsap, and 73 in South Kitsap. Nine cases came from “unknown” areas of the county.

Of the 47,375 total cases, 2,621 have been on BI, 12,368 in Bremerton, 10,748 in CK, 7,365 in NK, and 14,015 in SK. 258 cases have come from “unknown” areas of the county.

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