Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Big Island Overtakes Maui in Total Cases, Hawaii Reports 2nd Day of 600+ Infections

August 6, 2021, 12:39 PM HST
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Hawai‘i shattered the previous daily high for coronavirus infections on Thursday with 655. On Friday, the state reported a second consecutive day of 600-plus infections, as hospital resources continue to thin across the state.

The Department of Health reported 628 new cases of coronavirus statewide Friday, bringing the overall total to 45,245. Two new COVID-related deaths were also reported.

A total of 110 new cases were identified on the Big Island Friday, where 986 cases are active and 25 individuals are hospitalized.

The state’s two-week average is now 445 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6.8%. 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: 31,671
Hawai‘i: 4,474
Maui: 4,451
Kaua‘i: 589
Lana‘i: 114
Moloka‘i: 57
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 1,798


A total of 2,814 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 540 have died.

To date, a total of 1,774,560 doses of the vaccine have been administered statewide, with 60.6% of the population fully vaccinated and 67.8% having received at least one shot.

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