Hawaii Island reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

Health officials reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Hawaii Island Wednesday, bringing the island’s total case count to 2,037.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 106 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the statewide case tally to 23,733 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 83 new cases while Maui County reported 11 and Kauai two. Thirteen residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Hawaii County has a 2% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 3.2%.

Statewide, 126 people were hospitalized Wednesday, including three on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,902 people have required hospitalization, including 104 on Hawaii Island.

According to the most recent data released by the Department of Health, 4,251 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Hawaii County as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday. Statewide, 40,386 vaccines have been administered.

Three new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Wednesday by the state. Oahu reported two of the deaths (one was a female in her 40s and the other was a man in his 50s; both had underlying conditions and were hospitalized at the time of death) while Maui reported one death (a man in his 60s who also had underlying conditions and was hospitalized at the time of death).

Of the 312 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 245 were on Oahu, 19 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 Wednesday. 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 Wednesday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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