Big Island COVID-19 case count reaches 9,022

The Big Island Tuesday reported 41 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, pushing the island’s tally to 9,022 since late February 2020.

Hawaii health officials reported a total of 423 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the state’s case total to 72,775.

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According to the DOH, 8,887 new cases have been reported in Hawaii in the past 14 days, including 1,354 on the Big Island. There has been an average of 557.3 new cases the past seven days statewide with the Big Island averaging 87.3 cases per day.

Hawaii County Tuesday had a seven-day test positivity rate of 7.%, above the state’s 6.8% positivity rate.

The island’s two most populous areas, Kailua-Kona and Hilo, have reported the most cases during the past 14 days at 379 and 320 cases, respectively. Elsewhere in West Hawaii, Waimea has reported 81 cases, Waikoloa 26, Captain Cook/Honaunau 60 and Kealakekua 61.

On Tuesday, 52 people with COVID-19 were remained hospitalized on the Big Island, a decrease of six from Monday. All of the island’s 24 ICU beds were in use with one overflow ICU bed also in use. Ten of the beds occupied by COVID-positive patients. Six of those 10 COVID patients were on ventilators.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Monday. Of the 660 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 503 were on Oahu, 80 were in Maui County, 66 were on the Big Island and six on Kauai. Five deaths were among residents outside the state.

Need a test?

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

• 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Testing provided by S&G Labs.

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

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Testing provided by KTA.

• Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pahala Community Center in Pahala. Testing provided by Basis Diagnostics.

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

• 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Pahoa District Park in Puna. Testing provided by Basis Diagnostics.

Want to get vaccinated?

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

• 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Honaunau Rodeo Arena in Captain Cook. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Keaau Middle School in Keaau. Bay Clinic is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. KTA is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hamakua Health Center in Honokaa. Hamakua Kohala Health is providing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Patel’s in Captain Cook. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

• 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Fujihara Store in Captain Cook. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

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

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

• 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School in Laupahoehoe. Bay Clinic is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No pre-registration required.

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