Kitsap County

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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 34 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 198

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State unemployment holds steady in November

The state’s unemployment rate held steady in November at 6 percent, according to the Employment Security Department. The economy added 100 jobs in November, according… Continue reading

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Another COVID-related death confirmed, 31 total

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap County’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 223.4

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A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo

1st COVID-19 vaccines arrive in state

The first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech reached Washington Monday, and doses will be adminstered beginning this week. Vaccines were unboxed at the University of Washington Medical… Continue reading

A total of 3,900 doses arrived at the UW on Monday. Courtesy photo
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Jobless claims go back up

Initial unemployment claims rose back up as November transitioned to December with the Employment Security Department reporting a 10.1 percent increase from the prior week.… Continue reading

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35 new positive COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County

Total positive cases since March grow to over 3,000

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77 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over the past two weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 199.9

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Inslee extends restrictions to Jan. 4, announces new business grants

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that restrictions put in place in mid-November, which were set to expire next week, have been extended through Jan. 4.… Continue reading

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Vaccine could be here soon if FDA approves it this week

This week could prove to be a pivotal turning point in the globe’s yearlong battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration is… Continue reading

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Unemployment claims fall, but still elevated after restrictions

Initial unemployment claims leveled out somewhat in the final full week of November, but remained higher than the weeks before the governor’s office reimplemented COVID-19… Continue reading

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Vaccine likely coming soon to Kitsap County

The bad news is COVID-19 rates have continued to increase in Kitsap County heading into the final month of 2020; the good news is a… Continue reading

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Health District confirms 64 new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap

KPHD and hospital officials are urging action to prevent strain on the healthcare system.

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Restrictions lead to unemployment spike in latest job numbers

Unsurprisingly, initial regular unemployment claims skyrocketed during the week of Nov. 15-21, the first week during which restrictions on businesses were reimplemented in Washington. There… Continue reading

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Health district: 50 more positive cases of COVID-19

On Monday, the Kitsap County Health District confirmed 50 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total of positive tests to 2,476 since March. South… Continue reading

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26th COVID-19 related death confirmed in Kitsap

Community member was older adult (65 or older) with underlying health conditions

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Unemployment fell in October, but new restrictions loom over state economy

It remains to be seen how November’s new restrictions on businesses will affect the state’s economy, but in October, the unemployment rate fell once again… Continue reading

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