Hawaii Island reports 20 new COVID-19 cases

Hawaii Island reported 20 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,920.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 171 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the total case tally to 21,807 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 92 new cases while Maui County reported 47 and Kauai two. Ten residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Hawaii County has a 1.9% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 3.1%.

Statewide, 101 people were hospitalized Saturday, including three on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,775 people have required hospitalization, including 99 on Hawaii Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Saturday by the state. Of the 289 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 224 were on Oahu, 17 were on Maui, 45 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 2.3% on Saturday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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