Hawaii Island COVID-19 case count surpasses 2,100

Hawaii Island’s COVID-19 case count surpassed 2,100 on Thursday with the addition of 16 new cases on the island.

The new Hawaii Island cases, which bring the island’s tally to 2,108 COVID-19, were among 119 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 66 new cases while Maui County reported 30 and Kauai none. Seven residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, to date, there have been 24,739 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Hawaii County on Thursday had a 1.4% 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 vaccinated between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17. Statewide, 70,095 vaccines have been administered.

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

Three new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Thursday by the state, all among Oahu residents. Of the 328 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 258 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 2.1% on Thursday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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