On Sunday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 3,916 since March.
Of the new cases, 15 were in North Kitsap two on Bainbridge Island.
Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 166.1 meaning the county is over a “high level” of coronavirus activity, per state guidelines, with a case rate above 75 over the previous 14 days.
A total of 75 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.) 512 “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.)
There have been 36 COVID-related deaths in Kitsap – all had underlying health conditions with all but five over the age of 65.
Of the 3,916 total cases, 173 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 985 in Bremerton, 931 in Central Kitsap, 678 in North Kitsap and 1,149 in South Kitsap.
Due to a high volume of testing at the state Department of Health, the total number of negative tests along with the percentage of positive tests over the last 14 days are not available. Based on contact tracing work, the district believes the spread among families and households was a key driver of recent case increases. To prevent spreading it is important for all members of a household to stay home and avoid contact with others if any member of their household has symptoms.