Big Island reports pair of new COVID-19 cases

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased by two Tuesday to 3,045.

Statewide, 33 new cases were reported by the Department of Health with 15 of those cases on Oahu, 13 in Maui County and one on Kauai. Three cases were among residents diagnosed out of state. Since the end of last February, 36,685 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

The Big Island had a 2.3% seven-day positivity rate, over the state’s 0.9% positivity rate on Tuesday. The state’s largest island has reported 190 cases over the last 14 days. Over the past week, the island has reported 10.9 cases per day.

Also Monday, a total of 29 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals with four still hospitalized on the Big Island.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Tuesday. Of the 505 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 392 were on Oahu, 55 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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