Four new COVID-19 cases reported on Big Island

Four new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to 2,664.

Statewide, 94 new cases were reported on Friday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 73 of those cases, Maui County 13 and Kauai none. Four residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 31,751 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of last February. The Big Island has a 1% test positivity rate, up from 0.9% on Friday, but under the statewide rate of 1.5%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 103 cases, or an average of 6.1 cases per day. Thirty-six of those cases were 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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On Friday, 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.

One new coronavirus-related death was reported by the state on Friday among a Maui man in his 40s who had underlying conditions and was hospitalized. Of the 477 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 372 were on Oahu, 48 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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