State reports 3 coronavirus-related deaths as case count tops 28K

The Big Island reported five new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,294.

Statewide, a total of 48 new cases were reported Wednesday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 29 of those cases, Maui County nine and Kauai none. Five residents were diagnosed while outside the state.


Statewide, to date, there have been 28,023 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Big Island on Wednesday had a 1.3% test positivity rate, the same as the the statewide rate of 1.2%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 59 cases or an average of 6.6 cases per day. The majority of those cases have been in West Hawaii with 19 reported in the Kailua-Kona area in the past 14 days.

Statewide, 23 people were hospitalized Wednesday, none of whom were receiving care on the Big Island. To date, 2,231 people have required hospitalization, including 115 on the Big Island.


Three new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Wednesday by the state. All were on Oahu. Of the 448 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 356 were on Oahu, 35 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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