Big Island COVID-19 cases up by four

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased to 2,347 Wednesday with four new cases reported.

Statewide, a total of 69 new cases were reported Wednesday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 38 of those cases, Maui County 24 and Kauai had no new cases. Three resident was diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, to date, there have been 28,421 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Big Island on Wednesday had a 1.2% test positivity rate, just over the statewide rate of 1%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 99 cases or an average of 7.1 cases per day. The majority of those cases have been in West Hawaii with 29 reported in the Kailua-Kona area in the past 14 days. The Hilo area has reported 18 while the Keaau area has reported 18.

Statewide, 21 people were hospitalized Wednesday, with one hospitalizations on the Big Island. To date, 2,259 people have required hospitalization, including 118 on the Big Island.

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No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Wednesday 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.

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