Seven new COVID-19 cases reported on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island’s COVID-19 case count increased by seven Friday, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,769.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 130 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the total case tally to 19,859 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 105 new cases while Maui County reported 11 and Kauai one. Six residents were diagnosed outside the state.

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Hawaii County has a 1.8% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 2.7%.

Statewide, 60 people were hospitalized Friday, including four on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,655 people have required hospitalization, including 94 on Hawaii Island.

One new coronavirus-related death was reported by the state Friday among an Oahu resident.

Of the 280 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 217 were on Oahu, 17 were on Maui, 44 were on Hawaii Island and one on Kauai. Two deaths were among residents outside the state.

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Hawaii County Civil Defense reported on new death Thursday among a Hawaii Island resident who died on Oahu, bringing the island’s total number of coronavirus-related fatalities to 50. The state has yet to confirm six of the deaths reported to date on Hawaii Island.

The island’s COVID-19 fatality rate remained at 2.5% on Friday, above the statewide rate of 1.4%.

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