Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 |
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Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday on Hawaii Island, bringing the Hawaii County’s total case count to 2,073.
The new cases were among 132 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the statewide case tally to 24,353 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 86 new cases while Maui County reported 29 and Kauai one. Nine residents were diagnosed while outside the state.
Hawaii County on Sunday had a 1.6% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 2.6%.
Statewide, 108 people were hospitalized Sunday, including five on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,928 people have required hospitalization, including 105 on Hawaii Island.
Two new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Sunday by the state among persons on Oahu. Of the 318 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 253 were on Oahu, 20 were on Maui, 45 were on Hawaii Island and one on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reported no new deaths on the island Sunday. Civil Defense has reported a total of 51 coronavirus-related deaths on the island. No new deaths have been reported this year.
The island’s COVID-19 fatality rate remained at 2.2% on Sunday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.
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