Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday on Hawaii Island, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,708.
The new Hawaii Island cases were among 198 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the total case tally to 19,148 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 153 new cases while Maui County reported 22 and Kauai five. One resident was diagnosed outside the state.
Hawaii County has a 1.6% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 1.9%.
Statewide, 58 people were hospitalized Saturday, including three on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,352 people have required hospitalization, including 80 on Hawaii Island.
Of the 271 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 208 were on Oahu, 17 were on Maui, 43 were on Hawaii Island and one on Kauai. Two deaths were among residents outside the state.
Hawaii County Civil Defense has reported a total of 49 coronavirus-related fatalities on Hawaii Island. The state has yet to confirm six of the deaths reported to date on Hawaii Island.