DOH reports seven new COVID-19 cases

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The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased to 2,335 Monday with seven new cases reported.

Statewide, a total of 46 new cases were reported Monday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 34 of those cases, Maui County 22 and Kauai none. One resident was diagnosed while outside the state.

Statewide, to date, there have been 28,305 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Big Island on Monday had a 1.1% test positivity rate, just over the statewide rate of 1%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 90 cases or an average of 7.6 cases per day. The majority of those cases have been in West Hawaii with 27 reported in the Kailua-Kona area in the past 14 days. The Hilo area has reported 18 while the Keaau area has reported 11.

Statewide, 31 people were hospitalized Monday, two of whom were receiving care on the Big Island. To date, 2,243 people have required hospitalization, including 117 on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Monday by the state. Of the 451 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 359 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.