Big Island reports 8 new cases of COVID-19

Eleven new COVID-19 cases were reported by state health officials Tuesday on the Big Island, bringing the total case tally to 3,150 since late-Febrary 2020.

Statewide, 37 new cases were reported by the Department of Health with 20 of those cases on Oahu, two in Maui County and three on Kauai. Four cases were among residents diagnosed out of state.

Since the end of last February, 37,104 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

The Big Island had a 3.3% seven-day positivity rate, over the state’s 1% positivity rate on Tuesday. Over the last 14 days, 180 cases have been reported on the Big Island. Over the past week, the island has reported an average of 14.9 cases per day.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Tuesday. Of the 506 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 392 were on Oahu, 55 were on Maui, 54 were on the Big Island and two on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

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