Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

13 new COVID-19 cases confirmed by health district

8 virus-related fatalities have been confirmed in October

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 1,465 since March.

A total of 44 cases are considered “active” by the district, meaning they are “confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases … participating in daily monitoring.” Another 129 were categorized as “active contacts” or individuals determined to be close contacts of a lab-confirmed case and are participating in daily monitoring.

21 virus-related deaths have been confirmed in Kitsap since March, eight of which have come in the month of October. All of the deaths have been from individuals with underlying health conditions, including the two most recent fatalities confirmed this week — two older adults (65 or older).

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 45.2.

The total number of negative tests is 47,927.

Of the 1,465 total cases, 65 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 408 in Bremerton, 357 in Central Kitsap, 226 in North Kitsap and 409 in South Kitsap.

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