DOH reports two new COVID-19 cases

Oahu and Hawaii Island each reported a new positive COVID-19 case on Wednesday.

One of the cases was an adult and the other was a minor, the state Department of Health said.


“The investigation of these cases is ongoing, and it’s not known whether either of the cases was travel-associated or community-associated,” the department said in a release.

Since late February, 641 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Of those cases, 578 have since recovered and been released from isolation, according to the department.

On Hawaii Island, 79 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since Feb. 28. Three people remained in isolation as of noon Wednesday, according to the department. One person has required hospitalization.

The Kailua-Kona area has seen the most cases at 21-50, according to a graphic provided by the state that outlines cases by ZIP Code. Hilo follows with 11-20.


Meanwhile, Oahu has seen 416 cases while Maui and Kauai counties have recorded at 115 and 21, respectively. Ten of the cases are Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state of Hawaii.

Statewide, the coronavirus-related death toll stands at 17 — 11 on Oahu and six on Maui. Eighty-two people — or 13% — have been hospitalized.

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