COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - July 28, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. on July 28


COVID-19 daily cases


New CARES funding allocated for housing assistance

Kitsap County has contracted with Kitsap Community Resources to provide $525,000 in temporary financial rental and mortgage assistance to low-income county residents who have lost their jobs or are struggling financially due to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of the federal government.

Kitsap Community Resources will administer the CARES Act COVID-19 Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program in partnership with Kitsap County and identify and select qualified households to participate. See the full announcement for details.

Kitsap County residents interested in this program can visit Kitsap Community Resources at or call (360) 473-2035.



COVID-19 activity continues to grow in Washington state 

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report, which outlines concerning trends in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, as well as mixed trends in case counts in different parts of the state.

Report findings include:

  • COVID-19 transmission continued to grow across the state as of early July. 
  • Case numbers continue to trend upward in many counties, with possible decreases or plateaus in Clark, Franklin, King, Spokane and Yakima counties. 
  • The proportion of tests that come back positive is still high in eastern Washington and is rising in western Washington. 
  • The recent concentration of new cases in young adults has continued to spread into younger and older age groups. New hospitalizations are also increasing across most age groups in the state.
  • Deaths continue to rise in eastern Washington, and appear to be increasing in western Washington for the first time since March.

DOH partners with the Institute for Disease Modeling, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and the Microsoft AI for Health program to develop this weekly report. More statewide COVID-19 data can be found on the DOH website and in the state’s risk assessment dashboard.


Statewide CORONA Survey launched

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched the Community Recovery-Oriented Needs Assessment, or CORONA, survey. The survey is an effort to assess the behavioral, economic, social, and emotional impacts and the needs of communities across the state as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

DOH is requesting residents from across Washington to go to to take part in the survey. (To take the survey by phone, call 855-530-5787. Interpreters are available to assist.)

The survey is voluntary and confidential. At the end of the survey, participants will be given the option to provide their name, phone number and/or email address. Each week of the survey, three participants will receive a $100 gift code as a thank you for their time and participation.


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