Big Island Coronavirus Updates

122 New COVID-19 Cases Reported on Big Island

August 12, 2021, 9:33 AM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 549 new cases of coronavirus statewide Thursday, bringing the overall total to 48,397. One new COVID-related death was also reported.

Today’s fatality was a male between 30-39 years of age and was hospitalized with underlying health conditions on O‘ahu.

Starting today, Aug. 12, the Department of Health’s Disease Outbreak Control Division will report the daily COVID-19 case count at 9:01 a.m.

“As the pandemic evolves, this change will ensure the public has timely and accurate information that is verified by the DOH’s team of data scientists and epidemiologists,” DOH officials stated Thursday, Aug. 12.

A total of 122 new infections were identified on the Big Island Thursday. On Wednesday, Aug. 11, there were 1,239 active cases and 24 individuals are hospitalized.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The state’s two-week average dipped slightly to 512 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 7.3%. A map documenting new cases by district across all islands can be accessed at the DOH website.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

O‘ahu: 34,592
Hawai‘i: 5,157
Maui: 5,758
Kaua‘i: 732
Lana‘i: 117
Moloka‘i: 107
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 1,934

A total of 2,962 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 546 have died.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

To date, a total of 1,793,464 doses of the vaccine have been administered statewide, with 61.1% of the population fully vaccinated and 68.7% having received at least one shot.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.