COVID Cases on Rise in Kailua-Kona
The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 98 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, raising the statewide total to 31,075. No new COVID-related deaths were reported.
Fourteen new cases of the virus were identified on the Big Island Thursday, per DOH statistics. The main focus of infection has shifted from Hilo to Kailua-Kona, where at least 57 new cases of the virus have been identified over the previous two weeks. A DOH map that tracks cases by district across all islands can be accessed on the state’s website.
The state’s two-week average is 82 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.6%.
The island-by-island case count is as follows:
A total of 2,067 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 473 people have died.
The state had administered 1,007,966 doses of various coronavirus vaccines as of Thursday.