State reports 1,068 new COVID cases, 4 virus-related deaths

Hawaii health officials Thursday reported 1,068 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional coronavirus-related deaths across the state.

The Big Island added 169 new COVID case, pushing the island’s total case count to 7,867, and one new death, increasing the death toll to 60.

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With the new cases across the state Thursday, Hawaii has now reported 65,025 cases of COVID-19 since late February 2020, according to the Department of Health.

According to the DOH, 11,225 new cases have been reported in Hawaii in the past 14 days, including 1,862 on the Big Island. There has been an average of 881.6 new cases the past seven days statewide with the Big Island averaging 130.1 cases per day.

Hawaii County Thursday had a seven-day test positivity rate of 8.7%, still above the state’s 7.7% positivity rate.

On Thursday, 66 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized on the Big Island. None of the island’s 24 ICU beds were available with 16 of the beds occupied by COVID-positive patients. Eleven of those 16 COVID patients are on ventilators.

Four new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Thurdsay, two on Oahu and one each on the Big Island and Maui. Of the 606 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 466 were on Oahu, 73 were in Maui County, 60 were on the Big Island and three on Kauai. Four deaths were among residents outside the state.

Need a test?

Hawaii County’s Community Testing Program has scheduled clinics at the following times and sites:

• Noon to 4 p.m. today at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium on Manono Street in Hilo. Testing provided by KTA Super Stores.

• Noon to 4 p.m. today at the Kona Community Aquatic Center on Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona. Testing provided by Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital.

• 1 to 5 p.m. today at Honaunau Rodeo Arena in South Kona. Testing provided by Premier Medical Group.

• 8 to 11 a.m. today at Hawaiian Ocean View Estates in Ka‘u. Testing provided by Premier Medical Group.

• 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kona Community Aquatic Center on Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona. Testing provided by S&G Labs.

Want to get vaccinated?

A host of County of Hawaii-supported vaccination sites are planned this week on the Big Island:

• From noon to 4 p.m. today at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. KTA Super Stores is providing Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Kona Community Aquatic Center in Kailua-Kona. Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hosptial is providing Pfizer vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Hamakua-Kohala Health in Honokaa. Hamakua Kohala Health is providing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• From 1 to 5 p.m. today at Honaunau Rodeo Arena in South Kona. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• From 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Hisaoka Gym at Kamehameha Park in Kapaau. Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital is providing Pfizer vaccines. No pre-registration required.+

• From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Hamakua-Kohala Health in Honokaa. Hamakua Kohala Health is providing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Hamakua-Kohala Health in North Kohala (53-3925 Akoni Pule Highway). Hamakua Kohala Health is providing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hilo Lanes in Hilo. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kona International Market in Kailua-Kona. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Waimea District Park in Waimea. KTA Super Stores is providing Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

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North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea offers vaccinations free without appointment from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

‘For more information on getting the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna or single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, including retail sites to get inoculated, visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine.

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