Big Island Coronavirus Updates

COVID Cases Double Overnight to 128 Thursday

May 6, 2021, 12:37 PM HST
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The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 128 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The statewide total is now 32,922. One new COVID-related death was also reported.

Ten new cases of the virus were identified on the Big Island Thursday, per DOH statistics. The state’s two-week average is 94 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.7%.

Most of the active cases on the Big Island are located in the Kailua-Kona and Hilo areas. A DOH map that tracks cases by district across all islands can be accessed on the department’s website.

The island-by-island case count is as follows:

O‘ahu: 25,225
Maui: 3,461
Hawai‘i: 2,721
Kaua‘i: 287
Lana‘i: 111
Moloka‘i: 37
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 1,080

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A total of 2,173 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 486 have died.

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To date, a total of 1,266,849 doses of vaccine have been administered.

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