COVID rates continue to rise in Kitsap; 5 deaths, 639 new cases in past week

Over the last week, Kitsap’s case rate per 100,000 residents has risen to 219.3

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed five more COVID-related deaths, bringing the countywide total to 343 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

Details on the five most-recent deaths have not yet been provided. Of the previous 338 deaths, 133 were ages 80 and older, 83 ages 70-79, 65 ages 60-69, 37 ages 50-59, 16 ages 40-49 and four ages 30-39.

Additionally, 639 new cases were confirmed in the past week, bringing the countywide total to 41,556 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, North Kitsap had 107 and Bainbridge Island 64; 161 were in South Kitsap, 166 in Bremerton and 129 in Central Kitsap. 12 of the cases were in “unknown” areas of the county.

Over the last week, Kitsap’s case rate per 100,000 residents rose to 219.3. To date, the number of county residents who have initiated vaccination is 77.9%.

Of the 41,556 cases, 2,082 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 11,038 in Bremerton, 9,514 in Central Kitsap, 6,301 in North Kitsap and 12,418 in South Kitsap. 203 cases have come from “unknown” areas of the county.

The health district recently decided to shift from daily COVID reports to weekly reports every Thursday.

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