On Tuesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed seven COVID-related deaths, bringing the countywide total to 321 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.
Details on the 13 most-recent deaths have not yet been provided. Of the previous 308 deaths, 123 were ages 80 and older, 74 ages 70-79, 58 ages 60-69, 35 ages 50-59, 14 ages 40-49 and four ages 30-39.
Additionally, 72 new COVID cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 38,543 since the pandemic began.
Of the new cases, North Kitsap had 12, and Bainbridge Island five; 15 were in South Kitsap, 17 in Bremerton; and 20 in Central Kitsap. Three cases came from “unknown” areas of the county.
Over the last week, the county’s case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped dramatically to 135.9. To date, the number of Kitsap County residents who have initiated vaccination is 76.8%.
Of the 38,543 cases, 1,766 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 10,288 in Bremerton, 8,903 in Central Kitsap, 5,817 in North Kitsap and 11,601 in South Kitsap. 168 cases have come from “unknown” areas of the county.