COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - November 10, 2020

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Veterans Day holiday: Kitsap Public Health will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. COVID-19 testing results will not be reported and there will not be a Coronavirus Update published tomorrow. Updates will resume on Thursday, Nov. 12.

COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Nov. 10

View the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard for the latest data.


COVID-19 daily cases


Important message from Kitsap Public Health

COVID-19 is spreading throughout our community and cases are being reported in a wide range of settings. It is important for Kitsap residents to approach every situation as though COVID-19 could be present and take steps to protect their health. This includes keeping non-essential activities to a minimum, avoiding gatherings and crowded places, (especially indoors), keeping at least six feet of distance from others, and wearing a face covering.

Key updates:

  • The Kitsap Public Health District is working with St. Michael Medical Center in Bremerton to respond to COVID-19 cases identified among patients and staff at the hospital. St. Michael posted information on its website about cases and response measures, as well as guidance for patients and community members.
  • Also this week, Kitsap Public Health added information to the outbreak section of its COVID-19 page regarding COVID-19 cases at Martha & Mary Health and Rehabilitation Center in Poulsbo.


DOH gatherings


Increase in COVID-19 activity statewide extremely concerning as holiday season nears; health officials call for renewed efforts now

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission, which shows disease transmission is happening at an accelerated pace across the entire state.  

Report findings include:

  • Disease is spreading rapidly across Washington. The best estimates of the reproductive number (how many new people each COVID-19 patient will infect) are 1.29 in western Washington and 1.36 in eastern Washington as of October 30. The goal is a number well below one, which would mean COVID-19 transmission is declining.
  • From mid to late-October, case counts and hospitalizations have increased in both western and eastern Washington. Although some of the increase in cases through early October is related to increased testing volumes, more recent case counts in both eastern and western Washington have increased, despite testing volumes being flat.
  • Hospitalizations will continue to rise in western Washington even if cases start to plateau. Hospital admissions in western Washington have been increasing since the start of October. Because patients may stay in the hospital for up to several weeks, hospital occupancy will continue to rise for some time after hospital admissions level off.

There is still time for Washingtonians to make a difference. Wear a mask around people you don’t live with (even close friends and family). Stay home as much as possible, limit the number, size and frequency of gatherings, and only attend gatherings that are essential. Wash your hands frequently, get your flu shot, and stay home if you’re sick. People who want to visit family for Thanksgiving should limit themselves to only the most essential activities now, and essentially quarantine for two weeks before even a small outdoor gathering.

Get tips for safer gatherings and ideas for alternative celebrations from DOH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Happy Veterans Day to all that have served

Reminder: The Kitsap County Courthouse and all County offices are closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Veterans Day 2020


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