COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 11, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Dec. 11

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

12/11/20 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health reported one new COVID-19 associated death for Kitsap County. The community member who died was an older adult (65 or older) with underlying health conditions. With the addition of this case, 30 COVID-19 associated deaths have been confirmed in our county.


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Kitsap Public Health helping community prepare for rollout of COVID-19 vaccine

As vaccines to prevent COVID-19 near approval in the United States, local public health workers are helping Kitsap County prepare for a successful vaccination rollout. 

The Kitsap Public Health District established a COVID-19 vaccine planning team and is reaching out to local health care providers, community partners, and the public. The Health District will also convene an advisory group with representatives from community organizations, including those working with populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Local updates will be posted to

Like any vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccine will not be 100% effective. People who get vaccinated will still need to practice physical distancing, wear masks, and follow other COVID-19. Sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccine updates by email or text from Kitsap Public Health.


COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update from the Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. If everything goes as planned, the vaccine will be delivered early next week in multiple locations across the state.

The federal government has given an estimate of 62,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for initial allocation, with shipment expected next week, assuming the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the emergency use authorization. An advisory panel voted to recommend approval yesterday. About 222,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are expected by the end of December.

About 183,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are expected by the end of December as well, assuming the FDA approves the emergency use authorization. Regular weekly shipments should begin in January. See the DOH news release for details.


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Department of Health improves COVID-19 death reporting

To provide more accurate daily reports, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is making changes to how it reports deaths from COVID-19. These changes will streamline the process as death counts increase. Rather than a preliminary cause of death, only the official registered cause of death will be used on the DOH dashboard, providing more precise reporting. 

Deaths due to factors other than COVID-19 can be hard to definitively rule out. For many of these conditions, COVID-19 may have hastened the death. These deaths DOH is reviewing, along with local health jurisdictions, to assess COVID-19’s impact on the death. It is anticipated this process will take about two weeks. See the DOH news release for more details.


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