Daily COVID Cases Drop Below 100 Tuesday, But Two Week Average Still on Rise
The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 71 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, raising the statewide total to 29,581. No new COVID-related deaths were reported.
Tuesday is the first day Hawai‘i has registered fewer than 100 new cases of the virus in nearly a week. The state’s two-week average is 94 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.6%.
Six new cases were identified on the Big Island Tuesday, per DOH statistics.
According to a DOH map, which tracks cases of the virus by district across all islands, at least 44 new cases have been identified in the Hilo area over the previous two weeks, while at least 22 have been reported in the Kailua-Kona area. Other districts are also reporting cases, though generally fewer than 10 over the previous two-week period.
The island-by-island case count is as follows:
A total of 1,979 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 462 people have died.
More than 611,000 doses of the vaccine had been administered across all islands as of Tuesday.