Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Hawai‘i Sees Largest Daily Virus Spike in Months

July 15, 2021, 12:39 PM HST
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The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 166 new cases of coronavirus statewide Thursday, bringing the overall total to 38,819. One new COVID-related death was also reported.

A total of 17 new cases were identified on the Big Island Tuesday, with 128 active cases and 10 persons hospitalized, according to information provided by Hawai´i County Civil Defense. The state’s two-week average is now 74 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 2.6%.

The bump in daily cases of more than 100 over the previous day’s two-week average of 63 represents the largest single-day spike Hawai´i has see in months. Thursday’s total itself raised that two-week average by 11 cases per day.

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

O‘ahu: 27,676
Maui: 3,949
Hawai‘i: 3,324
Kaua‘i: 441
Lana‘i: 112
Moloka‘i: 56
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 1,441

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A total of 2,543 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 522 have died.

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To date, more than 65% of state residents have begun their vaccination schedules, while nearly 59% are considered fully vaccinated.

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