On Saturday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed that an extremely high count of 35 the day before there were another 35 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total of positive tests to 1,740 since March.
Thirteen were in Central Kitsap, with seven in North Kitsap and three in Bainbridge Island.
A total of 98 cases are considered “active” by the district, meaning they are “confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases … participating in daily monitoring.” Another 271 were categorized as “active contacts” or individuals determined to be close contacts of a lab-confirmed case and are participating in daily monitoring.
A total of 22 COVID-19 related deaths have been confirmed since March, nine of which came in October. All of the fatalities have been from individuals with underlying health conditions.
Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 84.1, or 4 percent.
The total number of negative tests is 54,646 since March.
Of the 1,705 total cases, 75 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 476 in Bremerton, 454 in Central Kitsap, 272 in North Kitsap and 463 in South Kitsap.