Big Island COVID Hospitalizations on Rise
The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 61 new cases of coronavirus statewide Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 38,605. No new COVID-related deaths were reported.
A total of seven new cases were identified on the Big Island Tuesday, with 119 active cases and nine persons hospitalized, according to information provided by Hawai´i County Civil Defense. The state’s two-week average is 63 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 2.3%.
The island-by-island case count is as follows:
A total of 2,536 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 521 have died.
To date, more than 65% of state residents have begun their vaccination schedules, while nearly 59% are considered fully vaccinated.