It's a new year. Yes, our reporting system has been down. It's working again 🙂
On Christmas Eve 2020 the running total of confirmed COVID-19 cases was 3,604 for the county formally knows as Slaughter (yep, that's a real fun fact). As of today, there are 4,006 confirmed cases. That's +402 since our last report.
The new case distribution goes as follows: Bainbridge Island 9, Bremerton 12, Central Kitsap 14, North Kitsap 10 and South Kitsap with 10 for a daily total of 56 new cases reported.
The County death total is up to 37.
The rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (over past 14 days) is down to 160.9.
Vaccinations are severally bottlenecked at the state and county level. As of today, the State of Washington reports receiving a distribution of 395,500 vaccinations from the Federal government. The State has distributed 4,375 of those to Kitsap County. In both cases, only about 1/4 of the vaccinations distributed have made their way into the arms of Washingtonians.
Vaccinations began 3 weeks ago for Phase 1a are still underway. Kitsap County received 975 in week one (Dec 13-19), 3,000 in week two (Dec 20-26) and another 400 in week three (Dec 27- Jan 2).
This first set of humans to receive the vaccine include frontline health workers and long-term care residents and staff. Phase 1b include Essential workers(examples: Education Sector, Food & Agriculture, Utilities, Police, Firefighters, Corrections Officers, Transportation) and Phase 1c will be Health care personnel and Long Term Care Facility residents. Phase descriptions source: (Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine)
The City of Bainbridge Island's COVID-19 DriveThru Testing Site opened back up this last Monday, January 6th, 2021.
- Anyone who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, even if their illness is mild. Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC’s website.
- Anyone who has been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19.
- View additional testing recommendations from Kitsap Public Health District.
(source KPHD website)
Stay Tuned & Stay Woke!