Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

Health District confirms 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap

The past 2 weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 3.3%

On Tuesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed another high number of 21 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total of positive tests to 1,634 since March.

10 of the new cases were in Bremerton, six in North Kitsap, and four in Central Kitsap.

A total of 79 cases are considered “active” by the district, meaning they are “confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases … participating in daily monitoring.” Another 214 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 62.1, or 3.3 percent.

The total number of negative tests is 52,350 since March.

Of the 1,634 total cases, 71 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 455 in Bremerton, 418 in Central Kitsap, 257 in North Kitsap and 433 in South Kitsap.

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