5th person in county dies of COVID-19, Kitsap Health District confirms

Total positive cases since March reaches 700

On Tuesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed that a fifth person in the county has died of COVID-19 since March.

It also reported 19 new positive cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing the countywide total of positive cases to 700 since March and a positive test rate of 3.4 percent.

A total of 91 cases are considered “active” by the district, meaning they are “confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases … participating in daily monitoring.” Another 393 were categorized as “active contacts” or individuals determined to be close contacts of a lab-confirmed case and are participating in daily monitoring.

Per the health district, the average age of cases has declined over the past four months from 47 years in March to 40 years in June. The highest increase of positive cases is in the 20-29 age range, followed by ages 30-39.

To date, 19,942 residents have tested negative for COVID-19. 422 infections were confirmed by the health district in July -more that month than all the other months combined.

Of the 700 total cases, 21 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 236 in Bremerton, 186 in Central Kitsap, 122 in North Kitsap and 135 in South Kitsap.

The age breakdown for confirmed positive cases per 100,000 in the past 30 days are as follows:

0 – 9: 87

10 – 19: 158

20 – 29: 347

30 – 39: 276

40 – 49: 161

50 – 59: 106

60 – 69: 71

70 – 79: 78

80 and older: 52

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