16 more positive COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County since Thursday

  • Friday, August 7, 2020 4:36pm
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The Kitsap Public Health District Friday reported 16 new positive cases of COVID since Thursday, bringing the countywide total of positive cases to 730 since March and a positive test rate of 3.5 percent.

A total of 87 cases are considered “active” by the district, meaning they are “confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases … participating in daily monitoring.” Another 391 were categorized as “active contacts” or individuals determined to be close contacts of a lab-confirmed case and are participating in daily monitoring.

Three people in the county have died in the past two weeks from the coronavirus, after only three had died in the previous four months.

To date, 20,415 residents have tested negative for COVID-19. 422 infections were confirmed by the health district in July -more that month than all the other months combined.

Of the 730 total cases, 21 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 243 in Bremerton, 193 in Central Kitsap, 131 in North Kitsap and 142 in South Kitsap.

Per the health district, the average age of cases has declined over the past four months from 47 years in March to 40 years in June. The highest increase of positive cases is in the 20-29 age range, followed by ages 30-39.

The age breakdown for confirmed positive cases per 100,000 in the past 30 days are as follows:

0 – 9: 90

10 – 19: 162

20 – 29: 369

30 – 39: 279

40 – 49: 168

50 – 59: 111

60 – 69: 71

70 – 79: 70

80 and older: 44

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