Big Island reports 1 new COVID-19 case

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased to 2,385 Tuesday with one new case reported.

Statewide, a total of 41 new cases were reported Tuesday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 28 of those cases, Maui County nine and Kauai had no new cases. Three residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, to date, there have been 28,892 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Big Island on Tuesday had a 0.9% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 1.5%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 96 cases or an average of six 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 24 while the Keaau area has reported 17.

Statewide, 21 people were hospitalized Tuesday, with one hospitalization on the Big Island. To date, 2,261 people have required hospitalization, including 118 on the Big Island.

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No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Tuesday by the state. Of the 454 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 361 were on Oahu, 36 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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