Click here to access week 44 of the Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report.
Local indicators for COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) remain low for week ending Nov. 4.
1.5% 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, nine positive influenza tests (7 influenza A, 2 influenza B), and one positive RSV test. On average, fewer than ten hospital beds at Saint Michael Medical Center were in use per day for COVID-19, influenza or RSV patients.
At Kitsap long-term care facilities, there have been four COVID-19 outbreaks reported in the past four reporting weeks, and no influenza outbreaks.