Hawaii Island COVID-19 case count reaches 1,926

Hawaii Island reported four new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,926.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 89 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the total case tally to 22,045 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 62 new cases while Maui County reported nine. Fourteen residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Hawaii County has a 2% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 3.4%.

According to the DOH’s most recent “Cluster Report,” which was issued Thursday, no clusters of cases were being investigated during the prior 14 days.

Statewide, 101 people were hospitalized Monday, including two on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,775 people have required hospitalization, including 102 on Hawaii Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Monday 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 Monday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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