Bainbridge Island is no longer the per-capita epicenter of the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Kitsap County, according to a new report issued this week by the Kitsap Public Health District.
While Bainbridge Island has not led in the raw numbers of people tested positive for COVID-19 — Bremerton had that unwelcome distinction, with 28 confirmed cases — it did lead in Kitsap as the place with the most COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, according to county health officials.
In last week’s breakdown in cases by the Kitsap Public Health District, when there 63 positive COVDID-19 cases in Kitsap, Bainbridge had the highest rate of people testing positive for the virus when based on “cases per 100,000 residents by geographic region.”
That earlier report showed that Bainbridge had 32.89 cases per 100,000 residents, with Bremerton at the low end with 8.89 cases.
The Kitsap Public Health District released an updated weekly surveillance overview Monday, and noted that 104 residents had been confirmed to have COVID-19 through Sunday.
According to the new report, Central Kitsap has the most COVID-19 cases based on confirmed tests per 100,000 residents by geographic region.
Central Kitsap has 56.57 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents.
Bremerton is on the other end of the spectrum, with 31.13 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents.
The rest of the county:
North Kitsap, 44 confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000;
Bainbridge Island, 41.1 per 100,000; and
South Kitsap, 36.7 per 100,000.