Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Big Island Identifies 50 New Infections in Single Day, as Statewide Cases Soar

July 22, 2021, 12:08 PM HST
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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:


O‘ahu: 28,338
Maui: 4,008
Hawai‘i: 3,477
Kaua‘i: 485
Lana‘i: 112
Moloka‘i: 57
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 1,546


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.

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