Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

22nd COVID-19 related death confirmed in Kitsap

Community member was over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions

On Monday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed the county’s 22nd COVID-19 related death since March, marking the ninth fatality this month.

The community member who died was an older adult (65 or older) with underlying health conditions, according to the health district. 17 of the 22 deaths are from individuals over the age of 65 while the remaining five are in the age range of 18-64. All of the fatalities have been from individuals with underlying health conditions.

Additionally, eight new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed by the health district, bringing the countywide total of positive tests to 1,502 since March.

A total of 48 cases are considered “active” by the district, meaning they are “confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases … participating in daily monitoring.” Another 160 were categorized as “active contacts” or individuals determined to be close contacts of a lab-confirmed case and are participating in daily monitoring.

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 43.4. The total number of negative tests is 49,767 since March.

Of the 1,502 total cases, 66 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 412 in Bremerton, 373 in Central Kitsap, 236 in North Kitsap and 415 in South Kitsap.

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