COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County climb to 27

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:36pm
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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County increased to 27 on Wednesday, when officials with the Kitsap Public Health District announced that six more residents had recently tested positive for the disease.

The new cases include one on Bainbridge Island.

Four of the six new cases are in South Kitsap, and another is in Bremerton.

In all, five cases of coronavirus have been found on Bainbridge.

The 27 confirmed positive COVID-19 tests in Kitsap County include:

March 25, a South Kitsap resident in their 50s;

March 25, a South Kitsap resident in their 40s;

March 25, a Bremerton resident in their 20s;

March 25, a South Kitsap resident in their 60s;

March 25, a Bainbridge Island resident in their 50s;

March 25, a South Kitsap resident in their 60s;

March 24, a Bremerton resident in their 20s;

March 23, a Bremerton resident in their 20s;

March 23, a Central Kitsap resident in their 40s;

March 22, a Central Kitsap resident in their 60s;

March 22, a Central Kitsap resident in their 40s;

March 22, a Bremerton resident in their 20s;

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.

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; and

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; and

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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