Big Island COVID-19 case count increases by 1

One new COVID-19 case was reported Wednesday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to 2,683.

Statewide, 69 new cases were reported on Wednesday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 55 of those cases, Maui County 10 and Kauai two. One resident was diagnosed while outside the state.

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Statewide, 32,110 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of last February. The Big Island had a 0.8% test positivity rate on Wednesday, under the statewide rate of 1.4%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 79 cases, or an average of 5.6 cases per day. Twenty-five of those cases were reported in Kailua-Kona and 28 in Hilo. Most other areas of the island are reporting less than 10 cases per day.

On Wednesday, 44 people were hospitalized across the state, including two on the Big Island. To date, 2,464 people have required hospitalization, including 129 on the Big Island.

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Three new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the state on Wednesday, with one reported on Oahu and two on Maui.One male, 50-59 years-old, with underlying conditions, hospitalized on Oahu, and on Maui one male, 60-69 years of age, in hospice care and one male, 60-69 years-old with underlying conditions.

Of the 482 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 374 were on Oahu, 51 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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