COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 14, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Jan. 14

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

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


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Kitsap Public Health reporting elevated COVID-19 activity and increased deaths

The Kitsap Public Health District continues to report a high level of COVID-19 activity in Kitsap County following the holiday season, in addition to an increase in COVID-19-associated deaths. 

Kitsap County passed a somber milestone this week as Kitsap Public Health confirmed the 50th COVID-19-associated death among Kitsap residents. Twenty-three deaths occurred in December and the first weeks of January.

COVID-19 activity remains elevated across our region throughout the fall and winter and Kitsap Public Health’s COVID-19 team is responding to a large volume of cases this month. A total of 436 positive cases have been reported since the start of 2021 (based on testing date), including 107 on Jan. 4 alone.

About one half of deaths reported in the county to date have been linked to outbreaks in long-term care settings. However, COVID-19 transmission across the community has led to severe illness, hospitalization, and death among residents outside of care facilities. See the full news release from Kitsap Public Health for more details.


Statewide COVID-19 data shows high activity and signs of a recent uptick

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19. See the DOH news release for more details.

Report findings include:

  • Case counts rebounded after Christmas and appear to be increasing steeply in the most recent data, which is still incomplete. 
  • COVID-19 transmission continues to plateau at a level above 1.0, meaning the number of people becoming infected is increasing. 
  • Case rates remain high, with 31 of 39 counties at rates above 200 new cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks.
  • Many counties, including Kitsap, experienced declining case counts through late December with post-Christmas rebounds. 
  • Hospital admissions and bed occupancy have remained high in late December and early January, with relatively flat trends. 
  • The estimated overall percentage of Washington state residents with active COVID-19 infection remains close to peak estimates for late March 2020. 

DOH partners with the Institute for Disease Modeling, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and the Microsoft AI for Health program to develop these reports every other week. 

More COVID-19 data can be found on the DOH data dashboard and in the state’s risk assessment dashboard.


How the community can help fight COVID-19

  • Continue fighting the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, keeping a distance from others, washing hands, avoiding gatherings, and staying home when sick.
  • Get tested as soon as possible if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who tested positive. Testing remains key for notifying people who have been exposed to the virus and preventing more people from getting infected.
  • Employers should screen employees for symptoms and keep workers home if they have any symptoms or were in contact with someone who tested positive.
  • Stay informed about vaccine rollout and be ready to get vaccinated when eligible. Kitsap County and Washington state are currently progressing through phase 1a of vaccination.


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COVID-19 vaccine update from Washington State Department of Health

Yesterday the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination. This graphic shows the groups and the timeline for phase 1B. Additional details of phase 1B will be posted on the DOH website.

It’s important to note that we have not yet moved into phase 1B. Our state is still in phase 1A of vaccinations. See the DOH news release for more details.

Watch and for updates. 




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