Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: Nov. 12 to Nov. 18

Click here to access week 46 of the Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report.

In the week ending on Nov. 18, Kitsap Public Health District saw increasing numbers of labs positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza reported by our sentinel respiratory reporting laboratories, indicating that RSV and flu are rising locally. Local COVID-19 indicators remain low.

1.4% of emergency department visits were attributable to COVID-19 and there were fewer than ten emergency department (ED) visits attributable to either influenza or RSV. Kitsap sentinel reporting labs reported 53 positive COVID-19 tests (9.1% of specimens tested), 15 positive influenza tests (15 influenza A, 0 influenza B; 4.0% of specimens tested), and 12 positive RSV tests (7.0% of specimens tested).

On average, around 12 hospital beds at St. Michael Medical Center were in use per day for COVID-19 or influenza patients.

At Kitsap long-term care facilities, there has been one COVID-19 outbreak reported in the past four reporting weeks, and no influenza outbreaks.