Nine new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased to 2,510 with nine new cases reported on Saturday.

Statewide, a total of 112 new cases were reported by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 72 of those cases, Maui County 24 and Kauai one. Six residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, to date, there have been 30,039 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Big Island on Saturday had a 1.6% test positivity rate, just under the statewide rate of 1.8%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 140 cases or an average of 10 cases per day. The majority of those cases have been in East Hawaii with the Hilo area reporting 51 cases and the Mountain View area 12. The Kailua-Kona area has reported 31 in the past 14 days.

However, according to the Department of Health’s cluster report issued Thursday no clusters have been under investigation during the past two weeks.

Statewide, 42 people were hospitalized Saturday, with two hospitalizations on the Big Island. To date, 2,330 people have required hospitalization, including 119 on the Big Island.

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Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Saturday, with three reported on Oahu and one in Maui County. Of the 467 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 369 were on Oahu, 41 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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