Hawaii Island reports two new COVID-19 cases

Hawaii Island reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the island’s total case tally to 2,115.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 134 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 105 new cases while Maui County reported 21 and Kauai none. Six residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, to date, there have been 25,003 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Hawaii County on Saturday had a 1.2% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 2.5%.

Statewide, 96 people were hospitalized Saturday, including two on Hawaii Island. To date, 2,014 people have required hospitalization, including 108 on Hawaii Island.

Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Saturday by the state, all among Oahu residents. Of the 332 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 266 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 2.1% on Saturday, above the statewide rate of 1.3%.

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