COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - May 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on May 23

  • Positive tests to date: 160

  • Negative tests to date: 6,022

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

NOTE: The positive COVID-19 test total for Kitsap County was reduced from 161 to 160 on May 22. One previously reported Kitsap case was determined to not be residing in Kitsap and was reassigned. Data dashboard charts were adjusted accordingly.


Kitsap Public Health Board Meeting

The Kitsap Public Health Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 27, from 1-2 p.m. to consider a COVID-19 county variance request

The public can submit written comments prior to the meeting using an online form or by email or mail. See the meeting agenda for full details.


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Unemployment fraud affecting many Kitsap County residents

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has received more than 300 reports from county residents who have had false unemployment claims filed under their name with the Washington State Employee Security Department.

Washington State agencies have not experienced any recent data breach. Instead, fraudsters are using information gleaned from other sources and previous breaches to apply for unemployment benefits.

Follow these instructions to learn how to check if you or your family were affected and what to do if you were.


Two cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children in Washington

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Snohomish Health District, and Public Health-Seattle & King County have confirmed the first two cases in Washington state of a serious inflammatory disorder that afflicts children and is linked to COVID-19.

A Snohomish County resident and a King County resident received treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). One patient is under the age of 10 and the other is between 10 and 19.

Find more information about MIS-C from the CDC.


EMS is open for business

Emergency Medical System (EMS) responders are on medicine’s “front line” 24-hours a day, seven days a week. During an emergency, they bring us immediate, life-saving care. 

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, EMS responders continue to deliver emergency care. However, some people with medical emergencies are not calling 911 when they need it because they are worried about getting exposed to COVID-19 in an ambulance or hospital. Unfortunately, that has led to an increase in the number of people dying at home — often unnecessarily. EMS leaders are reporting that those seeking help are significantly sicker because they are waiting longer to call 911, especially those experiencing cardiac events or strokes.

If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Our emergency medical responders are doing everything they can to make it safe for you.


May 17–23 is EMS Week!

Now, more than ever, we thank these brave men and women who are there for us, often on the worst day of our lives. Please thank the EMS heroes in your community by sending your best wishes for their safety and health.

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