Big Island reports six new COVID-19 cases

Six new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to 2,651.

Statewide, 73 new cases were reported Wednesday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 45 of those cases, Maui County 16 and Kauai three new cases. Six residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 31,561 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of last February. The Big Island had a 1% 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 6.7 cases per day. In the past 14 days, 40 new cases have been reported in Kailua-Kona and 28 in Hilo. Most other areas of the island are reporting less than 10 cases per day.

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On Wednesday, 43 people were hospitalized across the state, including five on the Big Island. To date, 2,421 people have required hospitalization, including 128 on the Big Island.

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