The number of newly confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has dropped off dramatically, the Kitsap Public Health District announced Wednesday.
Just one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed.
The total number of confirmed tests for coronavirus now number 120 in all.
Only three times has the number of new cases been just one since the county started reporting positive tests for COVID-19 since March 8.
A single case was reported on March 8, when the first person with COVID-19 — a Bainbridge Island resident in their 60s — was discovered to have the deadly disease.
The other single-day confirmed cases were on March 10 (a Bainbridge Island resident, in their 70s) and March 24 (a Bremerton resident in their 20s).
Eleven confirmed tests of COVID-19 have been found on Bainbridge since March 8.
Countywide, eight new cases were reported by Kitsap health officials Tuesday.
One death has been attributed to COVID-19 in the county so far.
It’s not known how many people in Kitsap County, or Washington state or the country, for that matter, have actually been infected with the virus.
Kitsap health district officials reminded the Kitsap County Health Board at its meeting earlier this week that testing has lagged across the country due to a global shortage of test kits for COVID-19.