Second case of COVID-19 reported in Kitsap, linked to first case

The second individual was described as a Bainbridge Island Resident in their 70s

The Kitsap Public Health District reported Tuesday morning that a second Kitsap County resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a KPHD statement sent out Tuesday morning, the second individual, described as a Bainbridge Island Resident in their 70s, is in isolation. Health officials also noted that the new case was linked to the first confirmed case reported in Kitsap County on Sunday.

Health officials said they were working as quickly as possible to notify people identified as having been in close contact with the affected individual. Close contacts will be instructed to stay home, per Department of Health guidelines.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the health district reported that 14 tests had been submitted to the Washington State Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory, 10 of which have returned negative. Health officials said an additional six negative tests have been returned from other laboratories and the two positive cases of COVID-19 were reported by the University of Washington.

What to do if you 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. Some people are at higher risk of serious illness, including:

  • People with underlying health conditions,
  • Pregnant women
  • Older adults.

If you are sick, you should stay home and rest. If you feel you need medical evaluation or you are at a higher risk for complications, stay home and call your health care provider for guidance.

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