Five new COVID-19 cases increases tally to 3,050

Five new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count 3,050.

Statewide, 46 new cases were reported by the Department of Health with 17 of those cases on Oahu, 17 in Maui County and none on Kauai. Seven cases were among residents diagnosed out of state.

Since the end of last February, 36,731 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 Wednesday. Over the last 14 days, 187 cases have been reported on the Big Island. Over the past week, the island has reported an average of 11.6 cases per day.

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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