Three new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count reached 2,621 with three new cases reported by state health officials on Friday.

Statewide, 98 new cases were reported Friday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 67 of those cases, Maui County 17 and Kauai reported no new cases. 11 residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 31,171 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of last February. The Big Island had a 1.3% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 1.6%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 121 cases, or an average of 8.6 cases per day. In the past 14 days, 51 new cases have been reported in Kailua-Kona and 31 in Hilo. Most other areas of the island are reporting less than 10 cases per day.

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Statewide, 46 people were hospitalized Friday, with six hospitalized on the Big Island. To date, 2,402 people have required hospitalization, including 126 on the Big Island.

One new coronavirus-related death on Maui was reported by the state Friday. Of the 474 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 370 were on Oahu, 46 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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