Big Island COVID Hospitalizations Surge to 7
COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased to seven as of Saturday, June 19.
For the County of Hawai‘i, the Department of Health reports 30 new cases with 166 active cases. The majority of coronavirus cases are associated with inmates at the Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center with 25 new cases reported.
Many of the current cases are unvaccinated members of the community, Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency reported Saturday.
Travel and community spread cases continue on the island. Because of this, as travel restrictions are lifted, county officials remind the public of the importance to continue following the mandates of wearing face coverings while indoors, distancing and limiting gatherings to 10 persons indoors and 25 outdoors.
The next community COVID testing is scheduled on Wednesday, June 23, in Hilo at the Waiakea High School-upper parking from 3-6 p.m.
The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 70 new cases of coronavirus Saturday statewide, bringing the overall total to 37,284. One new COVID-related death was reported.
The state’s two-week average is 38 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 0.9%. 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:
A total of 2,416 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 511 have died.