Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: April 7-13

Click here to access week 15 of the Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report.

In the week ending April 13, local indicators for influenza continued to approach baseline levels. Indicators for COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) remained low.

Fewer than 10 emergency department (ED) visits were attributable to any one of the three monitored respiratory viruses (COVID-19, influenza, RSV).  Kitsap sentinel reporting labs reported 23 positive COVID-19 tests (5.3% of specimens tested), 11 positive influenza tests (6 influenza A, 5 influenza B; 3.4% of specimens tested), and one positive RSV test (0.7% of specimens tested).

On average, fewer than 10 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 have been five COVID-19 outbreaks reported in the past four reporting weeks, and no influenza outbreaks.