Big Island reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Ten new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday on the Big Island bringing the total number of cases 2,721.

Statewide, 128 new cases were reported on Thursday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 99 of those cases, Maui County 10 and Kauai four. Five residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Since the end of last February, 32,922 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii. The Big Island test positivity rate increased to 0.7% on Thursday, but remained under the statewide rate of 1.7%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 61 cases, or an average of 4.9 cases per day. Twenty of those cases were reported in Kailua-Kona and 14 in Hilo.

According to the Department of Health’s weekly COVID-19 Cluster Report issued on Thursday, no clusters were under investigation during the past 14 days in the Big Island.

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On Thursday, 55 people were hospitalized across the state, including two on the Big Island. To date, 2,517 people have required hospitalization, including 130 on the Big Island.

One new coronavirus-related death was reported by the state on Thursday. The death was on Oahu. Of the 485 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 376 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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