Kitsap Public Health District published it's Christmas Eve COVID-19 numbers and it didn't get any better. December 24th, 2020 added total of 57 new cases to the County's running total of 3,604.
New Cases: Bainbridge Island 0, Bremerton 26, Central Kitsap 12, North Kitsap 8 and South Kitsap with 11. The County death total hold steady at 35.
The rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (over past 14 days) stayed the same for the second day in a row. The not magic number is 184.8.
In a surprise to COVID-19 data lovers everywhere, the County will begin to add "Cumulative # Kitsap residents vaccinated 1 dose." Apparently the county is ready to share some good news on a regular basis. We have reached out to Kitsap Public Health to find out more details around the release of the new metic and how they are tracking it.
Vaccinations began for Phase 1a groups earlier last week. 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)
If you are looking for a test from now through the beginning of the new year please contact your medical provider or go to one of the open testing sites available in the area. The Washington State Department of Health recommends testing for:
- 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)
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