State tops 40,000 COVID cases

The state surpassed 40,000 COVID-19 cases Friday with the Department of Health reporting 233 new cases statewide.

Thirty-nine new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Big Island Friday, sending the island’s total case count to 3,597.

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Of the 233 new cases reported, 151 were on Oahu, 13 in Maui County and 12 on Kauai. Eighteen cases were among residents diagnosed out of state.

Since the end of last February, 40,125 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

The Big Island had a 5.9% seven-day positivity rate, over the state’s 4.1% positivity rate on Friday. Over the last 14 days, 277 cases have been reported on the Big Island. Over the past week, the island has reported an average of 24.1 cases per day.

There were 73 individuals statewide hospitalized on Friday including seven on the Big Island.

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No new deaths attributed to the virus were reported on Friday. Of the 527 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 408 were on Oahu, 58 were on Maui, 56 were on the Big Island and two on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

Community testing is scheduled Tuesday at Kona Aquatics in Kailua-Kona from 3 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday at Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo from 3 to 6 p.m.

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