DOH reports 1 new COVID-19 case on Big Island

State health officials reported on Friday one new case of COVID-19 on the Big Island, brining the total case count to 2,237 cases since Feb. 28, 2020.

Statewide, a total of 44 new cases were reported Friday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 25 of those cases, Maui County 15 and Kauai one. Two residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, to date, there have been 27,399 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Big Island on Thursday had a 0.3% test positivity rate, below the statewide rate of 1.2%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 27 cases. Over the past seven days, there’s been an average of 1.7 cases reported per day. According to maps provided by the state, no area of the Big Island has reported more than 10 cases in the past two weeks.

Statewide, 34 people were hospitalized Friday, two of whom were receiving care on the Big Island. To date, 2,209 people have required hospitalization, including 115 on the Big Island.

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Two new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Friday by the state; one was on Oahu and the other was on Maui. Of the 437 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 347 were on Oahu, 33 were on Maui, 53 were on the Big Island and one on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

No deaths have been reported on the Big Island this year.

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