Tuesday, Oct. 03, 2023 |
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The Big Island reported two new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the island’s total case count to 2,213.
The new Big Island cases were among 71 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 48 new cases while Maui County reported 11 and Kauai zero. Ten residents were diagnosed while outside the state.
The Big Island on Saturday had a 0.7% test positivity rate, below the statewide rate of 1.1%.
Statewide, to date, there have been 26,810 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Statewide, 45 people were hospitalized Saturday, none of whom were receiving care on the Big Island. To date, 2,149 people have required hospitalization, including 114 on the Big Island.
No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Saturday by the state. Of the 425 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 339 were on Oahu, 29 were on Maui, 53 were on the Big Island and one on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.
The Big Island’s COVID-19 fatality rate remained at 2.4% on Saturday, above the statewide rate of 1.6%.
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