COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 5, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Jan. 5

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

1/5/2020 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported one new COVID-19-associated death on Jan. 5. With the addition of this case, 37 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

For the latest updates and information on COVID-19 vaccination planning, visit the Kitsap County Public Health site at and the Washington State Department of Health page at


COVID-19 daily cases


Inslee announces Healthy Washington recovery plan

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,” a COVID-19 phased recovery plan. Beginning on January 11, the state will follow a regional recovery approach with every region beginning in Phase 1. 

Phase 1, for the most part, aligns with restrictions current in place for most counties today, with a few key exceptions. Indoor fitness and outdoor entertainment, for example, were both previously prohibited, but will now be permitted with restrictions.

The regions are mostly based on Emergency Medical Services regions used for evaluating healthcare services. There are eight regions of four or more counties, divided according to available health care services based on metrics such as hospitalizations, case data and disease mobility. Kitsap County is in the Northwest region, along with Clallam, Jefferson, and Mason counties.

Healthy Washington map

A region’s phase will be determined by the Department of Health in response to four metric requirements. The final metrics for regions will be calculated on Friday, January 8 and will be effective January 11.

  • Decreasing trend in two-week rate new COVID-19 hospital admission rates per 100K population (decrease >10%)
  • ICU occupancy (total — COVID-19 and non-COVID-19) of less than 90%
  • COVID-19 test positivity rate of <10%

Read about the two phases and activities on the governor's Medium page.


2020 is behind us. COVID-19 is not.

COVID-19 activity and hospitalizations remain high in our county and we have been reporting dozens of new cases daily. 

At today's Kitsap Public Health Board meeting, health officer Dr. Gib Morrow said, “We really need to be doing the 'three Ws': Wear those masks, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands. These work to prevent transmission of all respiratory infections and all strains of COVID.”

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy.


We can do it - slow the spread CDC


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