Big Island Virus Total Hits Highest Mark in Months Friday
The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 147 new cases of coronavirus statewide Friday, bringing the overall total to 38,966. One new COVID-related death was also reported.
A total of 27 new cases were identified on the Big Island Friday, with 149 active cases and nine persons hospitalized, according to information provided by Hawai´i County Civil Defense. The state’s two-week average is now 86 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 2.9%.
The island-by-island case count is as follows:
A total of 2,550 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 523 have died.
To date, a total of 1,723,223 vaccinations have been administered statewide.