81 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 81 new COVID cases in the previous 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 15,473 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

Of the new cases, North Kitsap had 15 and Bainbridge Island three; 32 were in South Kitsap, 13 in Bremerton; and 18 in Central Kitsap.

The health district noted an active outbreak of 29 cases at the assisted-living facility Madrona House on Bainbridge Island and an outbreak of 28 cases at Poulsbo’s Liberty Shores senior center. Outbreaks are listed as “active” if an associated case has been identified in the previous 28 days.

Over the last week, the county’s case rate per 100,000 residents is 187.9. A total of 425 cases are in their recommended “isolation period” (10 days after first symptoms.) To date, the number of Kitsap County residents ages 12 and older who have initiated vaccination is 72.6%.

Of the 15,473 total cases, 566 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 4,162 in Bremerton, 3,450 in Central Kitsap, 2,355 in North Kitsap and 4,929 in South Kitsap. 11 cases have come from unknown areas of the county.

There have been 200 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began and 154 since the new year began. Details of the 12 most-recent deaths have not yet been provided by the health district. Of the previous 188 deaths, 82 were ages 80 and older, 46 ages 70-79, 34 ages 60-69, 19 ages 50-59, five ages 40-49 and two ages 30-39.