.

Another COVID-related death confirmed, 34 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 198

On Monday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed another COVID-19 related death, bringing the countywide total of virus-associated fatalities to 34 since March.

Details on the most recent death have not yet been made available. Of the 33 previous deaths, all of the community members had underlying health conditions with a large majority over the age of 65.

Additionally, the health district confirmed 40 new cases of COVID in Kitsap County, bringing the total number of cases to 3,465 since the pandemic began in March.

Of the new cases, four are in North Kitsap and none on Bainbridge Island.

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 198, meaning the county is well over a “high level” of COVID-19 activity, per state guidelines, with a case rate above 75 over the previous 14 days.

A total of 168 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.) 925 “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.)

Of the 3,465 total cases, 157 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 837 in Bremerton, 836 in Central Kitsap, 603 in North Kitsap and 1,032 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.

More in News

.
SKFR douses vessel fire at Long Lake boat dock

One person reported injured in the incident was taken to a regional trauma center

.
11 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 11 new positive cases… Continue reading

.
Kitsap County burn ban starts Saturday

Due to rising fire danger, the Kitsap County fire marshal is imposing… Continue reading

.
Manchester Library expansion now underway

Friends organization still raising funds for project

.
Kilmer: Constituent COVID pain is uppermost on his mind

Kilmer tells City Council that local pandemic help is coming

.
Jordan Blas is recipient of 2021 SK Community Pride Scholarship

Award presented by South Kitsap Properties

<em>Front: an original message was written by couple married in 2013.</em>
Courtesy photos
Message in a bottle from Poulsbo to Canada

A message in a bottle from a couple married in Poulsbo in… Continue reading

.
8 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

Over past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 57.3

.
ARPA: Restore positions, help nonprofits and charities

The Poulsbo City Council recently discussed possible uses for the $3.1 million… Continue reading

Most Read