93 new COVID cases in Kitsap

On Monday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 93 new positive cases of COVID over the weekend, bringing the countywide total to 6,478 since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

Of the new cases, Bainbridge Island had four and North Kitsap nine. South Kitsap had 53.

A total of 178 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.) 222 “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 gone back up to 122.7, meaning the county is once again at a “high level” of coronavirus activity – per state guidelines that means any positive case rate 75 and above.

There have been 96 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began, and 48 since the start of the new year. Details on the three most-recent deaths were unavailable. Of the previous 93 deaths, 50 were community members 80 and older, 27 ages 70-79, 10 ages 60-69, three ages 50-59, two ages 40-49, and one ages 30-39. The health district didn’t list how many had other health conditions, but earlier reported the first 43 people who died all had underlying health conditions.

To date, the number of vaccine doses given by Kitsap facilities is 131,874, and the rate of positive tests over the last seven days is 7.3 percent.

Of the 6,478 total cases, 281 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 1,691 in Bremerton, 1,523 in Central Kitsap, 1,042 in North Kitsap and 1,941 in South Kitsap.