DOH reports 233 new COVID-19 cases, 5 on Big Island

The state Department of Health on Friday reported 233 new cases of COVID-19 as Hawaii’s total case count topped 4,500.

Of the new cases, 218 were on Oahu, nine were on Maui, five were on Hawaii Island and one was on Kauai, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center.

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Since Feb. 28, Hawaii has recorded a total of 4,543 cases of COVID-19. The center said Friday that two previous cases were removed “due to updated laboratory information.”

To date, nine in 10 cases have been on Oahu with the City and County of Honolulu reporting 4,117 cases. Maui County has recorded 206 cases, Hawaii County 144 and Kauai County 53. Twenty-three residents have tested positive while out of the state.

Of the Hawaii residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 1,756 of those cases have since recovered and been released from isolation. That includes 122 of the 144 known cases on Hawaii Island.

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Statewide, 277 or 6% of COVID-19 patients have required hospitalization, including five on Hawaii Island.

Of the 40 deaths reported among Hawaii residents, 33 were on Oahu, six were on Maui and one was a Kauai resident receiving treatment in Arizona at the time he died.

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