State reports 431 new COVID-19 cases, bringing statewide total to 75,911

The Big Island Monday reported 59 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the island’s tally to 9,511.

The Big Island cases were among 431 new cases of COVID-19 reported across the state Monday that increased Hawaii’s case total to 75,911.

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According to the DOH, 7,431 new cases have been reported in Hawaii in the past 14 days, including 1,139 on the Big Island. There has been an average of 484.6 new cases the past seven days statewide with the Big Island averaging 71.3 cases per day.

Hawaii County Monday had a seven-day test positivity rate of 6.3%, above the state’s 5.7% positivity rate.

The island’s two most populous areas, Kailua-Kona and Hilo, have reported the most cases during the past 14 days at 291 and 288 cases, respectively.

On Monday, 39 people with COVID-19 were remained hospitalized on the Big Island. Twenty of the island’s 24 ICU beds were in use. Nine of the beds occupied by COVID-positive patients. Five of those nine COVID patients were on ventilators.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Monday. Of the 714 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 542 were on Oahu, 83 were in Maui County, 76 were on the Big Island and eight on Kauai. Five deaths were among residents outside the state.

Also Monday, the state reported 63% of the Big Island’s entire population, which includes children younger than age 12, were fully vaccinated. Just counting the eligible population (those age 12 and older), 74% of residents are fully inoculated.

Need a test?

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

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Kona Community Aquatic Center on Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona. Testing provided by KTA.

• 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at The HUB in Pahoa. Testing provided by Premier Medical Group.

• 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mukuu Farmers Market in Pahoa. Testing provided by Premier Medical Group.

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

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

• 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Ka Umeke PCS in Hilo. Testing provided by Premier Medical Group.

Want to get vaccinated?

County of Hawaii-supported vaccination sites that require no pre-registration at the following sites and times:

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Kona Community Aquatic Center on Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona. KTA is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson &Johnson vaccines.

• 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Makuu Farmers Market in Pahoa. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson &Johnson vaccines.

• 9 to noon Tuesday at The HUB in Pahoa. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson &Johnson vaccines.

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• 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Randy’s Huli Chicken in Kealakekua. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson &Johnson vaccines.

• 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ka Umeke PCS in Hilo. Premier Medical Group is providing Pfizer and Moderna and Johnson &Johnson vaccines.

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