On Wednesday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed three more COVID-related deaths, bringing the countywide total to 172 since the pandemic began in March of 2020 and 126 since the start of the new year.
Details on the 16 most-recent deaths have not yet been provided by the health district. Of the previous 156 deaths, 69 were ages 80 and older, 37 ages 70-79, 29 ages 60-69, 14 ages 50-59, five ages 40-49 and two ages 30-39.
Additionally, 69 new COVID cases were also confirmed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 14,201 since the pandemic began.
Of the new cases, North Kitsap had eight and Bainbridge Island two; 24 were in South Kitsap, 17 in Bremerton; and 16 in Central Kitsap. Two cases came from an unknown area.
The health district noted an active outbreak of 25 cases at the assisted living facility Madrona House on Bainbridge Island and an outbreak of 23 cases at Poulsbo’s Liberty Shores senior center. Outbreaks are listed as “active” if an associated case has been identified in the previous 28 days.
A total of 864 cases are in their recommended “isolation period” (10 days after first symptoms.) To date, the number of Kitsap County residents ages 12 and older who have initiated vaccination is 71.1%.
Of the 14,201 total cases, 518 have been reported on Bainbridge Island, 3,838 in Bremerton, 3,203 in Central Kitsap, 2,142 in North Kitsap and 4,492 in South Kitsap. Eight cases have come from unknown areas.