Health District confirms 8 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County

On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed eight new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total of positive cases to 1,028 since March.

Meanwhile, a 10th Kitsap County victim died over the weekend.

A total of 67 cases are considered “active” by the district, meaning they are “confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases … participating in daily monitoring.” Another 167 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 10 COVID-19 related deaths have been confirmed in the county by the health district with seven of them confirmed since late July. The total number of negative tests is 30,156.

There also was an update in the numbers of COVID cases in the outbreak at St. Michael Medical Center in Bremerton. There are now 63 total cases as of Wednesday afternoon, with 42 being staff and 21 patients.

In July, 422 infections were confirmed by the health district -more that month than any other month since the pandemic began. In August, 311 cases were confirmed.

Of the 1,028 total cases, 31 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 325 in Bremerton, 254 in Central Kitsap, 169 in North Kitsap and 249 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: 57 (5 percent)

20 – 29: 213 (24 percent)

30 – 39: 154 (14 percent)

40 – 49: 196 (18 percent)

50 – 59: 117 (13 percent)

60 – 69: 73 (9 percent)

70 – 79: 93 (8 percent)

80 and older: 52 (2 percent)

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