DOH reports 15 new COVID-19 cases on Hawaii Island

State health officials reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 were Monday on Hawaii Island, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,733.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 190 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the total case tally to 19,424 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 158 new cases while Maui County reported 15. Two residents were diagnosed outside the state.

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Hawaii County has a 1.9% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 2.4%.

Statewide, 58 people were hospitalized Monday, including three on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,357 people have required hospitalization, including 80 on Hawaii Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the state Monday. Of the 274 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 211 were on Oahu, 17 were on Maui, 43 were on Hawaii Island and one on Kauai. Two deaths were among residents outside the state.

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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.

There have been no fatalities reported in the last four weeks, Hawaii County Civil Defense said Monday. The island’s COVID-19 fatality rate was 2.5% on Monday, above the statewide rate of 1.4%.

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