On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 27 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 8,155 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.
Of the new cases, North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island had none. South Kitsap had the most with 12.
A total of 205 cases were considered in “isolation” by the health district, meaning they are “confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases who are in their recommended isolation period” (10 days after first symptoms.) 271 “total close contacts in quarantine” were also confirmed in Kitsap, meaning they are “residents who were determined to be close contacts of confirmed cases and are in their recommended quarantine period” (14 days after last contact with case).
Over the past two weeks, the county’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 155.8, but is still at a “high level” of coronavirus activity — per state guidelines that means any rate 75 and above.
To date, the number of vaccine doses given by Kitsap facilities is 219,527, and the rate of positive tests over the last seven days is 4.8 percent.
Of the 8,155 total cases, 298 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 2,188 in Bremerton, 1,862 in Central Kitsap, 1,220 in North Kitsap and 2,587 in South Kitsap.
There have been 111 COVID-related deaths in Kitsap since the pandemic began and 64 since the start of the new year. Information on the most recent death has not yet been provided by the health district. Of the 110 prior deaths, 54 were community members 80 and older, 28 ages 70-79, 17 ages 60-69, five ages 50-59, three ages 40-49, two ages 30-39, and one ages 0-19. The first 43 people who died all had underlying health conditions, but the district quit releasing that information.