Hawaii Island reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

State health officials reported Wednesday eight new cases of COVID-19 on Hawaii Island’s, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,946,

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 143 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the statewide case tally to 22,310 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 85 new cases while Maui County reported 30 and Kauai three. Seventeen residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Hawaii County has a 2.3% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 3.5%.

Statewide, 119 people were hospitalized Wednesday, including two on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,832 people have required hospitalization, including 103 on Hawaii Island.

Ten new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Wednesday by the state; nine were on Oahu and was on Maui. Of the 289 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 233 were on Oahu, 18 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 Wednesday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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