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

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

* View the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard for the latest data and additional details about this report.


COVID-19 daily cases


COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard update

Kitsap Public Health District updated its weekly COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard on Thursday. COVID-19 disease activity is very high, with 324 confirmed positive cases reported in Kitsap over the past week.

The dashboard features dozens of charts exploring different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kitsap County, from overall disease activity to hospitalizations, deaths, health care capacity, impact on specific populations, community mobility, and a host of other factors.


COVID-19 trends uncertain following increased activity before Thanksgiving

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission. 

Report findings include:

  • COVID-19 continued to spread at a rapid pace throughout the state through mid-November. 
  • 30 of 39 counties had rates above 200 new cases per 100,000 people prior to Thanksgiving.
  • Cases, hospitalizations and deaths continued to increase sharply, with hospital admissions reaching peak March levels as of November 20. 
  • Many small counties are still affected by the surge, with high case counts for their population size. 
  • The overall percentage of Washington state residents with active COVID-19 infection was higher in November than the peak in late March. 

Because people’s decisions about whether to get tested or seek healthcare tend to change around holidays, case and hospitalization data over the week of Thanksgiving may not accurately represent disease activity. Therefore, the report uses data with a longer than usual lag time and reflects considerable uncertainty in the current situation.

See the DOH news release for more details.


Knock out flu: Think of it as essential

A COVID-19 vaccine might not be available yet, but you can at least get a flu shot. A flu vaccine is the best way to prevent seasonal flu. Vaccines are recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older.

By getting a flu vaccine, you can: 

  • Protect your health and your family’s health.
  • Protect vulnerable loved ones, friends, and neighbors.
  • Protect essential workers, including first responders and healthcare workers.
  • Help ensure hospitals and clinics have capacity to respond to COVID-19 and other serious health conditions.

Call your health care provider to get the flu vaccine or go to

Flu vaccines are safe. Hundreds of millions of Americans have safely received flu vaccines over the past 50 years. Learn more about the flu vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See Kitsap Public Health's respiratory illness report to track flu activity in Kitsap County.


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