Health Advisory: COVID-19 Updates for Providers

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COVID-19 Situation Update

As of March 8, Kitsap County has had 38,785 cases of COVID-19 and 321 deaths from COVID-19. Our seven-day case rate of 86.7 per 100,000 shows a consistently decreasing trend over the past week. During the week ending February 26, we had 46 new COVID-19 hospitalizations among Kitsap residents. In the past 180 days, unvaccinated people ages 12-59 were 5.9 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than those fully vaccinated; 3.5 times more likely for those age 60 and older.

As of March 3, 77.0% of Kitsap County residents have initiated vaccination. Over 90,000 (33.1%) Kitsap residents have received an additional or booster vaccine dose. As of March 3, only 35% of children aged 5-11 have initiated vaccination. All subcounty areas of Kitsap County have at least 70% vaccination initiation rates among those age 12 and older. Differences in vaccination initiation rates persist across race/ethnicity groups, the gap between highest and lowest rate is 41%.

The chart below shows our most recent case rate, vaccination rate and COVID-19 cases trend over time:


COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 therapeutics

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allocates monoclonal antibody and oral antiviral supplies to each state. DOH distributes doses to enrolled providers. Providers must enroll in Healthcare Partner Ordering Portal (HPoP) to manage COVID-19 therapeutics. Email to register for HPoP training, held Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

COVID-19 prevention patient education

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Contacting the Health District

  • Call (360) 728-2235 and leave a message. Includes reporting notifiable conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Leave the patient’s name, date of birth and disease.
  • Fax (360) 813-1379

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