Hawaii Island adds four new COVID-19 cases

Health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases on Hawaii Island Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,092.

The new cases were among 75 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health bringing the statewide case tally to 24,620 since Feb. 28. Oahu reported 50 new cases while Maui County reported 14 and Kauai one. Five residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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

According to the most recent data released by the Department of Health, 7,011 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Hawaii County as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday. Just over 3,000 people were vaccinaited between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17. Statewide, 70,095 vaccines have been administered.

Statewide, 96 people were hospitalized Wednesday, including three on Hawaii Island. To date, 1,983 people have required hospitalization, including 108 on Hawaii Island.

One new coronavirus-related death was reported Wednesday by the state among a Maui resident. Of the 325 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 255 were on Oahu, 21 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 Wednesday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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