Health District confirms 10th COVID-19 related death in Kitsap County

311 cases were confirmed during August

On Monday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed another COVID-19 associated death in the county, bringing the total number to 10 since March. The community member who died was an “adult with underlying health conditions.”

Additionally, the health district confirmed four new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total of positive cases to 1,009 since March.

A total of 68 cases are considered “active” by the district, meaning they are “confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases … participating in daily monitoring.” Another 204 were categorized as “active contacts” or individuals determined to be close contacts of a lab-confirmed case and are participating in daily monitoring.

Seven of the deaths have been confirmed since late July, according to the health district. The district is currently not reporting total negative tests due to technical difficulties from the state Department of Health.

There also was an update in the numbers of COVID cases in the outbreak at St. Michael Medical Center in Bremerton. There are now 60 total cases, with 39 being staff and 21 patients.

In July, 422 infections were confirmed by the health district -more that month than all the other months combined. In August, 311 cases were confirmed.

Of the 1,009 total cases, 31 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 322 in Bremerton, 249 in Central Kitsap, 166 in North Kitsap and 241 in South Kitsap.

The breakdown for confirmed positive cases per 100,000 residents in each age category in the past 30 days is as follows:

0 – 9: 59 (6 percent)

10 – 19: 61 (6 percent)

20 – 29: 215 (25 percent)

30 – 39: 157 (14 percent)

40 – 49: 192 (18 percent)

50 – 59: 108 (13 percent)

60 – 69: 73 (9 percent)

70 – 79: 86 (7 percent)

80 and older: 44 (2 percent)