Hawaii Island adds 20 new COVID-19 cases

Hawaii Island’s COVID-19 case count increased by 20 Monday bringing the island’s total case count to 2,026.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 172 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the statewide case tally to 23,513 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 108 new cases while Maui County reported 33 and Kauai one. Ten residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Hawaii County has a 2.1% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 3.3%.

Statewide, 126 people were hospitalized Monday, including three on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,895 people have required hospitalization, including 104 on Hawaii Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Monday by the state. Of the 309 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 243 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 Monday, noting no deaths have occurred in the past two weeks. Hawaii County Civil Defense has reported a total of 51 coronavirus-related deaths on the island; the state has yet to confirm six of those deaths.

The island’s COVID-19 fatality rate remained at 2.2% on Monday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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