COVID-19 in Kitsap County is hitting those under 50

More residents in Kitsap County under the age of 50 have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) than those 50 or older, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Kitsap Public Health District.

A total of 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been discovered in Kitsap County, with a majority of those cases — 52 percent — occurring in South Kitsap and North Kitsap.

(Nine residents of Bainbridge Island have been found to have COVID-19, or approximately 12 percent of all cases reported so far in Kitsap County.

Out of the 74 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Kitsap, 38 involve residents 49 years or younger. The other 36 confirmed cases involve Kitsap residents age 50 or older.

The Kitsap County Public Health District has said there have been four coronavirus cases, or 5 percent of the total, found in people 19 or younger.

Eight people age 20 to 29 have been confirmed to have COVID-19 (11 percent), while there have been nine cases involving people 30 to 39 (12 percent of all Kitsap cases).

The numbers narrow between people ages 40 to 49 and those who are 50 to 59.

Seventeen people in the 40-49 age bracket (23 percent) have tested positive, while 18 people in the 50-59 age bracket (24 percent) have been found to have COVID-19.

There have been 11 confirmed cases in Kitsap for people 60 to 69 (15 percent); five cases for those age 70 to 79 (7 percent); and just two cases involving people 80 or older (3 percent).

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