COVID-19 tally nears 2,600

Six new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Big Island Tuesday, bringing the total case count to 2,589.

Statewide, 64 new cases were reported Tuesday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 39 of those cases, Maui County 18 and Kauai reported no new cases. One resident was diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 30,909 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 126 cases, or an average of 9 cases per day. In the past 14 days, 35 cases have been reported in Hilo and 55 in Kailua-Kona.

Statewide, 47 people were hospitalized Tuesday, 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 Tuesday. 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 107,531 does of the COVID-19 vaccine on the Big Island. That figure doesn’t include vaccines administered by federal agencies or pharmacies. 41,908 people of the island’s estimated population of 201,503 are fully vaccinated.

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