COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 30, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 11 a.m. Aug. 30

St. Michael Bremerton COVID-19 update:

Kitsap Public Health will continue to post daily outbreak updates this weekend on the St. Michael COVID-19 Outbreak Response page. Testing and case investigations are ongoing and reported case numbers are preliminary.

* DATA UPDATE: Due to technical issues, the state Department of Health (DOH) is currently not able to provide an update on total negative COVID-19 test results. On Aug. 26, DOH provided the average number of tests per day in Kitsap County for the past seven days and the percent of tests that were positive. Kitsap Public Health added these numbers to its daily surveillance report.


COVID-19 daily cases


Kitsap County tops 1,000 cases of COVID-19

As of today, we have reported more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County since the first case was confirmed at the start of March. It has been a challenging six months for our community and we will need to keep working together to protect the health of our loved ones and to get our county back on track.

Thank you to every Kitsap resident who is taking steps to keep our community healthy!

WE need your help

Never swim alone

Do you have COVID-safe weekend plans? Staying outside in a non-crowded area, cloth face covering readily accessible, with your very small group of friends, all six feet away from each other? 

If this sparsely populated outdoor area is by a natural body of water, like the ocean or a river or lake, make sure to add water safety to your list of precautions. Swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool. More than 70% of fatal drownings occur in natural waters. And, maybe because so many community pools are closed this year because of COVID-19, we’ve had 50% more drownings this year compared to last year.

Here are some helpful tips to remember from the Washington State Department of Health:

  • Always wear a life jacket. Everyone—children, adults, even the strongest swimmers.
  • You’ll need to bring your own. Life jacket loaner stations are closed this year due to COVID-19.
  • Do not consume alcohol. A third of fatal drownings among adults are alcohol related.
  • Avoid fast moving water.
  • Don’t be overconfident. Know your limits.
  • Choose locations where there are lifeguards.

Enjoy the outdoors! Keep your gatherings very small, but never swim alone.

Oh, and don’t wear your cloth face covering while swimming or playing in the water. Keep it clean and dry on the shore.



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