Three deaths, 68 new COVID cases reported on Big Island

The Big Island Friday reported 68 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the island’s tally to 9,737.

The Big Island cases were among 403 new cases of COVID-19 reported across the state Friday that increased Hawaii’s case total to 77,369.

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According to the DOH, 6,777 new cases have been reported in Hawaii in the past 14 days, including 1,023 on the Big Island. There has been an average of 392.9 new cases the past seven days statewide with the Big Island averaging 61.7 cases per day.

Hawaii County Friday had a seven-day test positivity rate of 5.7%, above the state’s 4.8% positivity rate.

On Friday, 25 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. Five of the beds occupied by COVID-positive patients. Three of those five COVID patients were on ventilators.

Nine new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Friday, including three on the Big Island. Of the 747 deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 565 were on Oahu, 83 were in Maui County, 84 were on the Big Island and eight on Kauai. Five deaths were among residents outside the state.

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

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9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Hilo Lanes. Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J vaccines available by Premier Medical Group

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