COVID-19 case count increases by 3 to 2,742

Three new COVID-19 cases were reporte Tuesday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to date to 2,742.

Statewide, 64 new cases were reported Monday by the Department of Health with 50 of those cases on Oahu, six in Maui County and one in Kauai County. Four residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Since the end of last February, 33,329 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 60 cases, or an average of 4.7 cases per day.

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

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Also Tuesday, a total of 49 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals with two reported on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Tuesday. 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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