Big Island COVID-19 case tally reaches 2,709

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count reached 2,709 with the announcement of two new cases on Tuesday.

Statewide, 80 new cases were reported on Saturday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 60 of those cases, Maui County 11 and Kauai one. Six residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Since the end of last February, 32,732 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii. The Big Island still had a 0.6% test positivity rate on Tuesday, under the statewide rate of 1.7%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 64 cases, or an average of 3.9 cases per day. Twenty of those cases were reported in Kailua-Kona and 22 in Hilo. Most other areas of the island are reporting less than 10 cases per day.

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On Tuesday, 53 people were hospitalized across the state, including one on the Big Island. To date, 2,498 people have required hospitalization, including 129 on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the state on Tuesday. Of the 484 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 374 were on Oahu, 52 were on Maui, 53 were on the Big Island and two on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

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