12 more virus cases on Big Island

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count on Saturday increased by 12 bringing the total case count to 2,573.

Statewide, 114 new cases were reported Saturday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 74 of those cases, Maui County 27 and Kauai with no new cases. One resident was diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 30,684 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of last February. The Big Island on Saturday had a 1.6% test positivity rate, just under the statewide rate of 1.7%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 141 cases, or an average of 10.1 cases per day. In the past 14 days, 42 cases have been reported in Hilo and 51 in Kailua-Kona.

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Statewide, 51 people were hospitalized Saturday, with four hospitalized on the Big Island. To date, 2,376 people have required hospitalization, including 121 on the Big Island.

One new coronavirus-related death was reported by the state Saturday in Maui County. Of the 471 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 370 were on Oahu, 44 were on Maui, 53 were on the Big Island and one on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

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