Report details based on latest reporting from Kitsap Public Health District Website.
As of December 19, 2020, Kitsap County has reported a total of 3,372 positive COVID-19 tests cases along with 33 deaths that were caused or complicated by the virus. Bainbridge Island has had 155 positive test cases and 3 known deaths.
- Ages 1 - 17, 0 Deaths
- Ages 18-64, 5 Deaths
- Ages 65+, 28 Deaths
As of December 15th, there were a total of 162 cumulative hospitalizations in the county with 10 currently in beds around Kitsap County. There are 22 currently active outbreaks.
All travel is still down with Washington State Ferries feeling the brunt followed closely by Kitsap Transit. Ferries remain down 50-60% in most places with bussing still down approximately 50% since March 1st.
An increase in both the availability and number of COVID-19 tests has been one of the only bright spots (if you can call it that) in an otherwise crappy pandemic. In addition, there is also hope on the horizon as folks throughout the United States begin to receive the new vaccinations from Moderna and Pfizer.
Below are the most current updates from the State/County.
SCHOOLS UPDATE: Gov. Jay Inslee announced new schools guidance for in-person instruction on Dec. 16. Kitsap Public Health will recalibrate its schools data dashboard to reflect the new metrics.
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE: The first phase of COVID-19 distribution is underway in Washington. We expect vaccine to be distributed to some Kitsap health care providers by the end of this week. Vaccination will begin this week with high-risk workers in health care settings, high-risk first responders, and staff and residents of long-term care facilities. .
STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS: Gov. Jay Inslee extended temporary restrictions on gatherings, dining, retail, and other activities in response to rapidly escalating COVID-19 cases across the state. A travel advisory is also in effect.
CONTACT TRACING UPDATES: Kitsap Public Health has temporarily adjusted contact tracing strategies in response to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases.
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