.

30 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

18 of the cases were in South Kitsap

On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 30 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 8,824 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

Of the new cases, North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island both had one. South Kitsap had the most with 18.

A total of 96 cases were considered in “isolation” by the health district, meaning they are “confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases who are in their recommended isolation period” (10 days after first symptoms.) 90 “total close contacts in quarantine” were also confirmed in Kitsap, meaning they are “residents who were determined to be close contacts of confirmed cases and are in their recommended quarantine period” (14 days after last contact with case).

Over the past two weeks, the county’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 63.2, which is below the “high level” of coronavirus activity — per state guidelines that means any rate 75 and above.

To date, the number of Kitsap County residents 12 and older who have initiated vaccination is 63%, and the rate of positive tests over the last seven days is 3.9%.

Of the 8,824 total cases, 306 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 2,354 in Bremerton, 2,037 in Central Kitsap, 1,320 in North Kitsap and 2,807 in South Kitsap.

There have been 116 COVID-related deaths in Kitsap since the pandemic began, and 69 since the start of the new year. Information on the two most recent deaths is unavailable. Of the previous 114 deaths, 55 were community members 80 and older, 27 ages 70-79, 20 ages 60-69, seven ages 50-59, three ages 40-49, and two ages 30-39. The first 43 people who died all had underlying health conditions, but the district quit releasing that information.

More in News

.
Kitsap Transit briefs community on possible Southworth ferry docking at Harper Pier

Residents bring plenty of questions to executive director

.
Poulsbo approves funds for emergency rental assistance

‘They’re an eyelash away from homelessness if we don’t help.’

File photo
WSF cuts BI, Kingston to 1 boat each due to staff shortages

Beginning Oct. 16, Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced schedules on… Continue reading

.
Youth still slammed by COVID

Youth continue to be slammed by the COVID-19 epidemic. While the case… Continue reading

Musgrove
Incumbent Musgrove takes on write-in candidate for Poulsbo council seat

Musgrove has been on the council for over 10 years

Courtesy photo
Poulsbo Half Marathon & 10k returns Saturday

This year will be biggest turnout since event started in 2016

Co-owner Luis Montes with his wife Liliana who also works at the bakery. Tyler Shuey/North Kitsap Herald photos
Mexican-style bakery no longer just online

Co-owner in Poulsbo hopes to expand to other parts of Kitsap

Most Read