COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - August 31, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Aug. 31

Special meeting reminder: The Kitsap Public Health Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no physical location for this meeting. The board meeting agenda and documents are posted online..

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 at the former Harrison Hospital 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


10th COVID-19-associated death reported

Kitsap Public Health reported a new COVID-19-associated death for Kitsap County. The community member who died was an adult with underlying health conditions. With the addition of this death, ten COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date. This comes after a milestone reported yesterday, August 30th, as Kitsap County reached over 1,000 total COVID-19 cases.


Kitsap volunteers provide over 2,300 tests in 5 days

Responding to a request from St. Michael Medical Center (formerly Harrison), a total of 2325 employees and vendors were provided baseline COVID-19 testing between Tuesday and Saturday last week. The work was carried out by 55 frontline volunteers. This effort is supported by Kitsap County’s Emergency Operations Center (KCEOC), in coordination with the Kitsap Public Health District.

KCEOC staff members are coordinating this dedicated group of volunteers from Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, Empact Northwest and Bainbridge Island’s Medical Reserve Corps.

EOC volunteers


Inslee announces additional federal funding to be distributed to local governments

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced nearly $190 million will be awarded from the state’s federal stimulus funding to local governments that did not receive direct distributions under the CARES Act.

The new funding includes nearly $126 million that will be distributed to cities and counties and about $62 million to local health jurisdictions. The governor’s budget office approved the distributions, in consultation with legislative leaders.

Specific allocations to cities and counties will be released by the Department of Commerce in the coming days. Each county will receive a minimum distribution of $300,000 and each city will receive a minimum distribution of $30,000 from the state.

See the governor's press release for more details.


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