Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

Click here to access week 1 of the Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report.

In the week ending Jan. 6, local indicators for influenza and RSV remained high, but RSV activity appears to be dropping. COVID-19 remains elevated.

2.3% of emergency department (ED) visits were attributable to COVID-19, 1.3% were attributable to influenza, and 1.1% were attributable to RSV. Kitsap sentinel reporting labs reported 100 positive COVID-19 tests (13.8% of specimens tested), 59 positive influenza tests (49 influenza A, 10 influenza B; 10.2% of specimens tested), and nine positive RSV tests (4.0% of specimens tested).

On average, around 15 hospital beds at St. Michael Medical Center were in use per day for COVID-19 or influenza patients. Vital records have identified three COVID-19-associated deaths and no influenza-associated deaths occurring in the past 28 days.

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