Big Island COVID-19 case count increases by 14

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased to 2,539 with nine 14 cases reported on Monday.

Statewide, a total of 95 new cases were reported by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 53 of those cases, Maui County 23 and Kauai none. Five residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, to date, there have been 30,228 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Big Island on Monday had a 1.7% test positivity rate, just under the statewide rate of 1.8%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 155 cases or an average of 11.7 cases per day.

Statewide, 43 people were hospitalized Monday, with three hospitalizations on the Big Island. To date, 2,352 people have required hospitalization, including 120 on the Big Island.

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No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Monday. 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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