On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed five more COVID-related deaths, bringing the countywide total to 263 since the pandemic began in March of 2020 and 217 this year.
Details on the 10 most-recent deaths have not yet been provided. Of the previous 253 deaths, 97 were ages 80 and older, 61 ages 70-79, 49 ages 60-69, 32 ages 50-59, 10 ages 40-49 and four ages 30-39.
Additionally, 43 new cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 18,805 since the pandemic began.
Of the new cases, North Kitsap had three, and Bainbridge Island none; 11 were in South Kitsap, 18 in Bremerton; and 11 in Central Kitsap.
Over the last week, the county’s case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 86.3. A total of 141 cases are in their recommended “isolation period” (10 days after first symptoms.) To date, the number of Kitsap County residents who have initiated vaccination is 70.2%.
Of the 18,805 cases, 664 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 5,090 in Bremerton, 4,156 in Central Kitsap, 2,908 in North Kitsap and 5,976 in South Kitsap. 11 cases have come from “unknown” areas of the county.