Big Island reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

Two new COVID-19 cases was reported by state health officials Thursday on the Big Island, bringing the total case tally to 3,153 since late-February 2020.

Statewide, 36 new cases were reported by the Department of Health with 22 of those cases on Oahu, three in Maui County and four on Kauai. Five cases were among residents diagnosed out of state.

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Since the end of last February, 37,170 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

The Big Island still had a 3.3% seven-day positivity rate, over the state’s 1% positivity rate on Thursday. Over the last 14 days, 182 cases have been reported on the Big Island. Over the past week, the island has reported an average of 13.4 cases per day.

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According to the Department of Health’s weekly COVID-19 Cluster Report issued on Thursday, one cluster of 224 cases tied to Hawaii Community Correctional Center was under investigation during the past 14 days.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Thursday. Of the 507 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 393 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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