Five new COVID-19 cases reported

Five new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Big Island Monday, bringing the total case count to 2,584.

Statewide, 70 new cases were reported Monday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 48 of those cases, Maui County 15 and Kauai reported no new cases. Four residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 30,846 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of last February. The Big Island had a 1.2% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 1.6%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 127 cases, or an average of 6.6 cases per day. In the past 14 days, 39 cases have been reported in Hilo and 54 in Kailua-Kona.

Statewide, 47 people were hospitalized Monday, with three hospitalized on the Big Island. To date, 2,387 people have required hospitalization, including 123 on the Big Island.

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No new coronavirus-related death was reported by the state Monday. 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.

According to the Department of Health, the state has administered 106,749 does of the COVID-19 vaccine on the Big Island. That figure doesn’t include vaccines administered by federal agencies or pharmacies. Just 0ver 41,000 people of the island’s estimated population of 201,503 are fully vaccinated.

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