Big Island reports 89 new COVID-19 cases

The Big Island reported 89 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, pushing the island’s tally to 9,111 since late February 2020.

Hawaii health officials reported a total of 493 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the state’s case total to 73,268.

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According to the DOH, 8,967 new cases have been reported in Hawaii in the past 14 days, including 1,381 on the Big Island. There has been an average of 567.4 new cases the past seven days statewide with the Big Island averaging 85 cases per day.

Hawaii County Wednesday had a seven-day test positivity rate of 7.%, above the state’s 6.7% positivity rate.

On Wednesday, 49 people with COVID-19 remained hospitalized on the Big Island. All of the island’s 24 ICU beds were in use with five overflow ICU bed also in use. Eleven of the beds occupied by COVID-positive patients. Seven of those 11 COVID patients were on ventilators.

Eleven new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Wednesday. Of the 671 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 511 were on Oahu, 80 were in Maui County, 67 were on the Big Island and eight 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:

• 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:

• 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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