Big Island Identifies 50 New Infections in Single Day, as Statewide Cases Soar
The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 243 new cases of coronavirus statewide Thursday, bringing the overall total to 28,892. Three new COVID-related death were also reported.
A total of 50 new cases were identified on the Big Island Thursday, with 248 active cases and seven individuals hospitalized, according to Hawai´i County Civil Defense.
Following eight consecutive days of case counts in the triple-digits, the state’s two-week average is now 135 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 3.9%.
A map documenting new cases by district across all islands can be accessed at the DOH website.
The island-by-island case count is as follows:
A total of 2,598 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 527 have died.
To date, a total of 1,736,117 doses of vaccine have been administered statewide. DOH reports that 59.5% of residents are fully vaccinated, while 66% have received at least one dose.