More COVID-19 cases for Big Island, most from HCCC

Thirty new COVID-19 cases were reported by state health officials Saturday on the Big Island, bringing the total case tally to 3,192 since late-February 2020.

The majority of Coronavirus cases on the Big Island are associated with inmates at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo with 25 new cases reported Saturday.

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Statewide, 70 new cases were reported by the Department of Health with 25 of those cases on Oahu, seven in Maui County and two on Kauai. Six cases were among residents diagnosed out of state.

Since the end of last February, 37,284 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

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The Big Island still had a 2% seven-day positivity rate, over the state’s 0.9% positivity rate on Saturday. Over the last 14 days, 189 cases have been reported on the Big Island. Over the past week, the island has reported an average of 8.3 cases per day.

Three new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu were reported on Saturday. Of the 511 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 396 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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