State’s COVID-19 cumulative tally tops 75,00

The Big Island reported 79 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, pushing the island’s tally to 9,375 since late February 2020.

Hawaii health officials reported a total of 569 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the state’s case total to 75,006. Eight deaths were also reported statewide.

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According to the DOH, 7,982 new cases have been reported in Hawaii in the past 14 days, including 1,219 on the Big Island. There has been an average of 526.9 new cases the past seven days statewide with the Big Island averaging 79.1 cases per day.

Hawaii County Saturday had a seven-day test positivity rate of 6.5.%, above the state’s 6.1% positivity rate.

On Saturday, 46 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. Sixteen of the beds occupied by COVID-positive patients. Eight of those 16 COVID patients were on ventilators.

Of the 702 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 532 were on Oahu, 81 were in Maui County, 75 were on the Big Island and eight on Kauai. Five deaths were among residents outside the state.

Testing sites for Monday, Sept. 20:

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Afook-Chinen Civic Center. Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines available from KTA.

8 to 10 a.m. at Hisaoka Gym – Kamehameha Park

8 a.m. to noon at Honokaa Sports Complex. Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines available from Premier Medical.

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2 to 4 p.m. at Waimea District Park.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Fairmont Orchid.