COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 12, 2020

View as a webpage

Coronavirus 2

News & Information

COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 12

* DATA UPDATE: Due to technical issues, the state Department of Health has been unable to provide consistent updates on negative COVID-19 test results since Aug. 1. This issue is affecting our ability to update total negative tests and the % of total tests that are positive for Kitsap County. It does not affect our ability to report positive cases.

On Aug. 12, the state Department of Health provided an updated negative test total which we added to our daily surveillance report. In this update, the negative test total for Kitsap was reduced by about 900. The Department of Health cautioned that these numbers are preliminary. See the DOH website for additional details regarding this data reporting issue.



COVID-19 daily cases


New funding to support workers affected by COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the creation of two funds to help workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Immigrant Relief Fund will provide $40 million to assist Washington residents who are unable to access federal stimulus programs due to their immigration status. This group is among those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
  • The Food Production Paid Leave Program will provide $3 million of financial resources to certain food production workers who remain home when ill.

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services will select a nonprofit to administer the Immigrant Relief Fund. The institution will then partner with community organizations to manage applications and awards of $1,000 per eligible individual. Initial awards are expected to be made later in the fall.    

Read the governor’s press release for more details.


Pregnancy and COVID-19

Based on what is known at this time, pregnant people may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people. Additionally, there may be an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth, among people with COVID-19.

If you are pregnant, be mindful about reducing your risk of getting sick. If you are caring for children, you can teach everyday steps (such as proper handwashing) to help them stay healthy and, in turn, help protect yourself and your family.

Read more guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to protect yourself if you are pregnant. The Washington State Department of Health also has helpful fact sheets about pregnancy and COVID-19 available in English and Spanish (en español).

Pregnancy during COVID-19 DOH


Useful Links