COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 17, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 17

  • Positive tests to date: 160

  • Negative tests to date: 5,246

  • Deaths to date: 2
  • View Kitsap Public Health's interactive COVID-19 data dashboard - also available in Spanish
COVID daily case update


Distancing measures remain critical as COVID-19 transmission persists

A new statewide report shows COVID-19 transmission is persisting in western Washington and slowly increasing in eastern Washington. The measure of how many new infections a single COVID-19 case will produce – known as the effective reproductive number – has not changed significantly in either region since the last statewide report, and continues to be higher than ideal.

“The new report is one more data point emphasizing how critical physical distancing and other disease control measures continue to be,” said Secretary of Health John Wiesman. “We’ve seen some success in our state because of the work each and every one of us is doing to stop the spread of the virus, and an exponential increase in cases is still a possibility. I’m asking everyone to keep up the good work to protect their families and communities.”



Practice physical distancing by keeping extra space between yourself and others to reduce the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.

  • Stay home whenever possible.

  • Keep at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others.

  • Avoid crowded areas.

  • Greet people without touching.

  • Help family and friends who need assistance staying home.


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