Hawaii Island COVID-19 case count reaches 1,871

Hawaii Island reported seven new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,871.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 76 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the total case tally to 21,103 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 56 new cases while Maui County reported nine. Four residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Hawaii County has a 1.5% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 2.4%.

Statewide, 89 people were hospitalized Tuesday, including four on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,746 people have required hospitalization, including 99 on Hawaii Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Monday by the state. Of the 285 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 221 were on Oahu, 17 were on Maui, 44 were on Hawaii Island and one on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

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Hawaii County Civil Defense reported no new deaths on the island, leaving the toll at 51. The state has yet to confirm seven of the deaths reported to date on Hawaii Island.

The island’s COVID-19 fatality rate remained at 2.4% on Tuesday, above the statewide rate of 1.4%.

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