Hawaii Island reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were announced Friday on Hawaii Island bringing the island’s total case count to 1,974.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 264 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the statewide case tally to 22,895 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 201 new cases while Maui County reported 25 and Kauai three. Thirty-four 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 3.4%.

Statewide, 121 people were hospitalized Friday, including two on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,852 people have required hospitalization, including 103 on Hawaii Island.

Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Friday by the state, all on Oahu. Of the 303 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 237 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 Friday, leaving the toll at 51. 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 2.3% on Friday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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