Three new COVID-19 cases reported on Big Island

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased by three Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,248.

Statewide, a total of 35 new cases were reported Tuesday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 18 of those cases, Maui County 12 and Kauai none. Three residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, to date, there have been 27,623 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Big Island on Tuesday had a 0.4% test positivity rate, below the statewide rate of 1.1%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 33 cases or an average of 2.1 cases per day.

Statewide, 32 people were hospitalized Tuesday, one of whom was receiving care on the Big Island. To date, 2,220 people have required hospitalization, including 115 on the Big Island.

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No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Tuesday by the state. Of the 439 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 349 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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