On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed three more COVID-related deaths, bringing the countywide total to 234 since the pandemic began in March of 2020 and 188 since the new year began.
Details of the seven most-recent deaths have not yet been provided by the health district. Of the previous 227 deaths, 95 were ages 80 and older, 55 ages 70-79, 40 ages 60-69, 25 ages 50-59, eight ages 40-49 and four ages 30-39.
Additionally, 58 new COVID cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 16,805 since the pandemic began.
Of the new cases, North Kitsap had seven and Bainbridge Island none; 28 were in South Kitsap, 13 in Bremerton; and 13 in Central Kitsap.
Over the last week, the county’s case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 147.9. A total of 341 cases are in their recommended “isolation period” (10 days after first symptoms.) To date, the number of Kitsap County residents ages 12 and older who have initiated vaccination is 75.1%.
Of the 16,805 total cases, 602 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 4,501 in Bremerton, 3,732 in Central Kitsap, 2,613 in North Kitsap and 5,352 in South Kitsap. Five cases have come from “unknown” areas of the county.