On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed another COVID-related death, bringing the countywide total to 131 since the pandemic began in March of 2020 and 85 since the new year began.
Information on the four most recent deaths has not yet been made available by the health district. Of the 127 prior deaths, 58 were ages 80 and over, 30 ages 70-79, 23 ages 60-69, 11 ages 50-59, three ages 40-49, and two ages 30-39.
Additionally, 110 new COVID cases were also confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 11,269 since the pandemic began.
Of the new cases, North Kitsap had 12 and Bainbridge Island 14; 37 were in South Kitsap, 31 in Bremerton and 16 in Central Kitsap.
A total of 619 cases are in their recommended isolation period” (10 days after first symptoms.) 163 “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).
Over the past week, the county’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 242.8, which is way above the “high level” of coronavirus activity — per state guidelines that means any rate 37.5 and above.
To date, the number of Kitsap County residents 12 and older who have initiated vaccination is 67.8%, and the rate of positive tests over the last seven days is 64.6%.
Of the 11,159 total cases, 438 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 3,019 in Bremerton, 2,579 in Central Kitsap, 1,713 in North Kitsap and 3,520 in South Kitsap.