Health officials confirm another case of COVID-19 in Kitsap

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:07pm
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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County rose to 21 on Tuesday, when officials with the Kitsap Public Health District announced another Bremerton resident in their 20s had recently tested positive for the disease.

Six cases were confirmed over the weekend and another two were confirmed on monday.

The 20 confirmed positive COVID-19 tests in Kitsap County include:

  • 3/24/2020: A Bremerton resident in their 20s;
  • 3/23/2020: A Bremerton resident in their 20s;
  • 3/23/2020: A Central Kitsap resident in their 40s;
  • 3/22/2020: A Kitsap resident in their 60s. Unknown address;
  • 3/22/2020: A Kitsap resident in their 40s. Unknown address;
  • 3/22/2020: A Bremerton resident in their 20s;
  • 3/21/2020: A North Kitsap resident in their 20s;
  • 3/21/2020: A North Kitsap resident in their 50s;
  • 3/21/2020: A North Kitsap resident in their 50s;
  • 3/19/2020: A North Kitsap resident in their 30s;
  • 3/19/2020: A Bainbridge Island resident in their 70s;
  • 3/19/2020: A North Kitsap resident in their 50s;
  • 3/18/2020: A North Kitsap resident in their 60s;
  • 3/18/2020: A South Kitsap resident in their 30s;
  • 3/16/2020: A Bainbridge Island resident in their 40s;
  • 3/16/2020: A South Kitsap resident in their 50s;
  • 3/15/2020: A Bremerton area resident in their 50s;
  • 3/15/2020: A Central Kitsap resident in their 40s;
  • 3/13/2020: A South Kitsap resident in their 40s;
  • 3/10/2020: A Bainbridge Island resident in their 70s; and
  • 3/08/2020: A Bainbridge Island resident in their 60s

Additionally the health district noted that it had conducted 574 tests that returned negative.

As of Monday, the Washington State Department of Health had reported a total of 2,221 cases and 110 deaths resulting from the COVID-19 virus, most of which are coming from King and Snohomish counties.

“We can still recreate, socialize, and be friendly to our neighbors — we simply have to take extra precautions to protect everyone’s health,” KPHD Health Officer Dr. Susan Turner said.

Protect Your Health

According to the health district, everyone should take simple steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water;
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or tissue;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces; and
  • Stay home when sick and avoid close contact with others

Practice Social Distancing

The health district advises folks to practice social distancing. Social distancing means keeping extra space between yourself and others to reduce the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.

  • Keep at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others whenever possible;
  • Stay home as much as you can;
  • Avoid crowded areas;
  • Greet people without touching; and
  • Help family and friends who need assistance staying home

What Should I Do If I Feel Sick?

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Most people who have COVID-19 experience mild illness similar to a cold or flu. If you are sick, you should stay home and rest. If you feel you need medical evaluation or you are at higher risk for serious illness, stay home and call your health care provider for guidance.

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