DOH: State reports 461 new COVID-19 cases, including 82 on the Big Island

Queen's North Hawaii Community Hospital Patient Relations Advocate Michelle Aikau, left, collects a swab at the free COVID testing and vaccination clinic Sept. 2 at the Kona Community Aquatic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

The Big Island Monday reported 82 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the island’s tally to 8,981 since late February 2020.