64 more COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

The Big Island reported 64 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, sending the island’s total case count to 4,290.

Of the 389 new cases reported by the Department of Health on Tuesday, 268 were on Oahu, 31 in Maui County and six on Kauai. Twenty cases were reported from residents who tested positive out of state.

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Since the end of last February, 43,616 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across Hawaii.

The Big Island had a 7.7% seven-day positivity rate, over the state’s 6.2% positivity rate on Tuesday. Over the last 14 days, 789 cases have been reported on the Big Island. Over the past week, the island has reported an average of 73.6 cases per day.

There were 146 individuals statewide hospitalized on Tuesday including 21 on the Big Island.

Of the 538 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 413 were on Oahu, 61 were on Maui, 58 were on the Big Island and two on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

Community testing and vaccination sites will remain at the Kona Community Aquatic Center on Tuesdays and the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo on Wednesdays. Testing and vaccinations are free to the public for non-travel-related purposes. Additional testing will be available on the Island.

This week testing will be held at the following locations:

Wednesday, August 4

Afook-Chinen Civic Center 3-6 p.m.

Waikoloa Stables 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, August 6

Keauhou Shopping Center 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, August 7

Afook-Chinen Civic Center 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hilo Lanes 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kona International Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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To find a vaccination clinic near you visit https://vaccinefinder.org/search/

For more information on testing, vaccination, and all things COVID-19, visit hawaiicounty.gov/coronavirus.

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