COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 9, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11:00 a.m. Aug. 9

Note from Washington State Department of Health (DOH): DOH is continuing to experience issues with its reporting system today. We are able to report cases, deaths and hospitalizations but have not reported new negative test results since August 1. Our team is working hard to address the issue and we will post new information as soon as it is available.

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State report highlights trends in COVID-19 activity

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report, which reflects varying COVID-19 trends in different regions and age groups. The report suggests areas of improvement are likely driven by behavior changes like wearing face coverings and staying six feet apart when away from home.

Report findings include:

  • Transmission is likely still increasing in western Washington as of mid-July. 
  • Transmission is slowing overall in eastern Washington. 
  • Some concerning trends continue in both eastern and western Washington, with cases again increasing in people age 40 to 69 and over 70. 
  • Any flattening in new cases appears to be due to changes in behavior like vigilant use of face coverings and keeping physical distance, rather than changes to people’s mobility. 

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 COVID-19 data can be found on the DOH website and in the state’s risk assessment dashboard.


Born resilient

Resilience is the ability to recover from the painful and difficult times we experience. COVID-19 has brought us painful and difficult times. We are separated from loved ones, more than 1,600 of our neighbors in Washington have died from COVID-19, our dreams and plans for our schooling, career, and family have been upended.

Everyone reacts differently to difficult times, but, generally, we are resilient. We recover, and often we grow from these experiences and even improve our lives. We are born resilient. And, there are things we can do to become more resilient. Find out more in this blog post from the Washington State Department of Health.


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