Big Island COVID-19 case count reaches 2,757

Three new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday on the Big Island bringing the total case count to date to 2,757.

Statewide, 127 new cases were reported Sunday by the Department of Health with 103 of those cases on Oahu, 13 in Maui County and no new cases in Kauai County. Eight residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Since the end of last February, 33,761 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 54 cases, or an average of 2.6 cases per day. Of those cases, 17 were reported in Kailua-Kona. Other districts around the island reported 10 or less cases in the two-week period.

The Big Island Sunday had a 0.6% positivity rate, less than the statewide rate of 1.5%

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

One new coronavirus-related death was reported on Sunday among a person on Oahu. Of the 491 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 830 were on Oahu, 54 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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