Hawaii Island reports six new COVID-19 cases

Health officials reported six new COVID-19 cases on Hawaii Island Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,089.

The new cases were among 65 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the statewide case tally to 24,546 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 45 new cases while Maui County reported nine and Kauai none. Five residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Hawaii County on Tuesday had a 1.3% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 2.5%.

Statewide, 108 people were hospitalized Tuesday, 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 Tuesday by the state among Oahu residents. Of the 324 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 255 were on Oahu, 20 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 has reported no new deaths since the start of the year, leaving the death toll at 51. The state has yet to confirm and report of the coronavirus-related deaths Civil Defense has announced.

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

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