COVID-19 cases in Kitsap climbs to 15

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In a Saturday afternoon update, the Kitsap Public Health District announced three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kitsap County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 15.

The confirmed positive COVID-19 tests in Kitsap County are:

March 21, a North Kitsap resident in their 20s;

March 21, a North Kitsap resident in their 50s;

March 21, a North Kitsap resident in their 50s;

March 19, a North Kitsap resident in their 30s;

March 19, a Bainbridge Island resident in their 70s;

March 19, a North Kitsap resident in their 50s;

March 18, a North Kitsap resident in their 60s;

March 18, a South Kitsap resident in their 30s;

March 16, a Bainbridge Island resident in their 40s;

March 16, a South Kitsap resident in their 50s;

March 15, a Bremerton area resident in their 50s;

March 15, a Central Kitsap resident in their 40s;

March 13, a South Kitsap resident in their 40s;

March 10, a Bainbridge Island resident in their 70s; and

March 8, a Bainbridge Island resident in their 60s.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, the Washington State Department of Health has reported a total of 1,376 cases and 74 deaths resulting from the COVID-19 virus, most of which are coming from King and Snohomish counties.

“We can still recreate, socialize, and be friendly to our neighbors — we simply have to take extra precautions to protect everyone’s health,” said KPHD Health Officer Dr. Susan Turner.

Protect your health

According to the health district, everyone should take simple steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

Wash hands often with soap and water.

Cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or tissue.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces.

Stay home when sick and avoid close contact with others.

Practice social distancing

The health district advises folks to practice social distancing. Social distancing means keeping extra space between yourself and others to reduce the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.

Keep at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others whenever possible.

Stay home as much as you can.

Avoid crowded areas.

Greet people without touching.

Help family and friends who need assistance staying home.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Most people who have COVID-19 experience mild illness similar to a cold or flu. If you are sick, you should stay home and rest. If you feel you need medical evaluation or you are at higher risk for serious illness, stay home and call your health care provider for guidance.

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