Big Island COVID-19 case count hits 2,677

Three new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to 2,677.

Statewide, 70 new cases were reported on Monday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 42 of those cases, Maui County nine and Kauai 14. Two residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 31,991 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of last February. The Big Island has a 0.8% test positivity rate on Monday, under the statewide rate of 1.4%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 94 cases, or an average of 4.7 cases per day. Thirty of those cases were reported in Kailua-Kona and 33 in Hilo. Most other areas of the island are reporting less than 10 cases per day.

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On Monday, 45 people were hospitalized across the state, including four on the Big Island. To date, 2,441 people have required hospitalization, including 129 on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the state on Monday. Of the 478 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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