One new COVID-19 case reported on Big Island

A single new COVID-19 case was reported Tuesday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to 2,645.

Statewide, 48 new cases were reported Tuesday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 26 of those cases, Maui County 14 and Kauai reported no new cases. Seven residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 31,490 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 104 cases, or an average of 8 cases per day. In the past 14 days, 43 new cases have been reported in Kailua-Kona and 26 in Hilo. Most other areas of the island are reporting less than 10 cases per day.

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On Tuesday, 45 people were hospitalized across the state, including six on the Big Island. To date, 2,414 people have required hospitalization, including 127 on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the state Tuesday. 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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