COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 14, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 14

  • Positive tests to date: 158

  • Negative tests to date: 4,856
  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - also available in Spanish

Kitsap Public Health update

Kitsap Public Health released initial results from the recent Kitsap County COVID-19 community survey. These include responses to questions related to how residents are coping under the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Complete survey results will be posted next week, along with a summary report. View the interactive survey results dashboard.


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  • The Washington Economic Resilience Team released today its weekly newsletter  summarizing the top stories related to the economic impact of COVID-19 in Washington.
  • The first results from the new U.S. Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey show the majority of respondents (51.4 percent) experienced a large negative effect from COVID-19. Most expect that it will take more than six months for their businesses to return to normal. Read the survey results summary.
  • In response to a rise in fraudulent unemployment claims, Washington Employment Security Department announced today that it is holding payments for an additional 1-2 days this week so it can validate claims as authentic. Read the news release.


Skagit County event shows how easily COVID-19 spreads

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report detailing a "superspreading event" that occurred in Skagit County in March. After a choir practice attended by 61 choir members, 52 became ill with COVID-19 symptoms. Three members were hospitalized and two died. 

This tragedy shows how easily COVID-19 spreads between people. To stop the spread of COVID-19, avoid groups, stay at least six feet apart, and wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Read the full report from the CDC (May 12, 2020).

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