On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed six more COVID-related deaths, bringing the countywide total to 225 since the pandemic began in March of 2020 and 179 since the new year began.
Details of the 19 most-recent deaths have not yet been provided by the health district. Of the previous 206 deaths, 88 were ages 80 and older, 51 ages 70-79, 36 ages 60-69, 21 ages 50-59, seven ages 40-49 and three ages 30-39.
Additionally, 63 new COVID cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 16,399 since the pandemic began.
Of the new cases, North Kitsap had 13 and Bainbridge Island two; 29 were in South Kitsap, 11 in Bremerton; and eight in Central Kitsap.
The health district noted an active outbreak of 28 cases at the assisted-living facility Madrona House on Bainbridge Island and an outbreak of 28 cases at Poulsbo’s Liberty Shores senior center. Outbreaks are listed as “active” if an associated case has been identified in the previous 28 days.
Over the last week, the county’s case rate per 100,000 residents has dropped to 146.4. A total of 327 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 74.4%.
Of the 16,399 total cases, 593 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 4,401 in Bremerton, 3,655 in Central Kitsap, 2,536 in North Kitsap and 5,206 in South Kitsap. Eight cases have come from unknown areas of the county.