Nine new COVID-19 cases reported

Nine new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to date to 2,834.

Statewide, 73 new cases were reported Wednesday by the Department of Health with 50 of those cases on Oahu, 11 in Maui County and one new case in Kauai County. No residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

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Since the end of last February, 35,585 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 64 cases, or an average of 4.3 cases per day.

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Also Wednesday, a total of 47 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals with two reported on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Wednesday. Of the 492 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 380 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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