Big Island reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Seven new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to date to 2,750.

Statewide, 76 new cases were reported Thursday by the Department of Health with 49 of those cases on Oahu, 18 in Maui County and no new cases in Kauai County. Two residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Since the end of last February, 33,450 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 63 cases, or an average of 4.1 cases per day. Of those cases, 20 were reported in Kailua-Kona. Other districts around the island reported 10 or less cases in the two-week period.

The Big Island Thursday had a 0.8% positivity rate, still below the statewide average of 1.3%

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Also Thursday, a total of 52 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals with one reported on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Thursday. Of the 489 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 378 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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