12 new COVID deaths reported statewide on Thursday

The Big Island Thursday reported 81 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the island’s tally to 9,669.

The Big Island cases were among 445 new cases of COVID-19 reported across the state Thursday that increased Hawaii’s case total to 76,966.

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According to the DOH, 7,117 new cases have been reported in Hawaii in the past 14 days, including 1,090 on the Big Island. There has been an average of 421.3 new cases the past seven days statewide with the Big Island averaging 64.3 cases per day.

Hawaii County Thursday had a seven-day test positivity rate of 5.7%, above the state’s 5% positivity rate.

On Thursday, 27 people with COVID-19 were remained hospitalized on the Big Island. All of the island’s 24 ICU beds were in use with three overflow beds utilized. Seven of the beds occupied by COVID-positive patients. Three of those seven COVID patients were on ventilators.

Twelve new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Thursday, including one on the Big Island. Of the 738 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 559 were on Oahu, 83 were in Maui County, 81 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 Program has scheduled clinics at the following times and sites:

Friday, September 24

1 to 5 p.m. at Kona Aquatic Center

1 to 3 p.m. at Pahoa District Park

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9 a.m. to noon at HPM Building Supply in Shipman Industrial Park. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines provided by Premier Medical Group.

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