COVID-19 case count holds at 2,739

No new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday on the Big Island, leaving the total case count to date at 2,739.

Statewide, 61 new cases were reported Monday by the Department of Health with 36 of those cases on Oahu, 11 in Maui County and six in Kauai County. Eight residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Since the end of last February, 33,267 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 62 cases, or an average of 4.6 cases per day. Twenty cases were reported in Kailua-Kona with other areas reporting none or less than 10 cases.

The Big Island Monday had a 0.8% positivity rate, still below the statewide average of 1.4%

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Also Mondays, a total of 54 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals with two reported on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Monday. Of the 488 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 377 were on Oahu, 53 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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