Big Island Coronavirus Updates

151 New COVID-19 Cases Reported on the Big Island

August 13, 2021, 9:38 AM HST
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The record number of COVID-19 cases reported in a day was once again shattered with the Department of Health confirming 1,167 new cases this morning, Aug. 13.

Today’s COVID case count includes all cases from the regular 24-hour reporting cycle that ended at 11:59 pm Wednesday and the remainder of the cases not reported earlier in the week when the electronic lab reporting system experienced an interruption in service.

According to the DOH, the average daily count during the three days impacted by the data interruption is 729 per day.

“As always has always been the case, trends are more important than single-day counts,” DOH stated. “The trend continues to show an increasing number of people infected by COVID-19.”

One new death was also recorded.


A total of 151 new infections were identified on the Big Island Friday. On Thursday, Aug. 12, there were 24 individuals are hospitalized.


The state’s two-week average jumped to 587 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 7.4%. 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: 35,429
Hawai‘i: 5,308
Maui: 5,867
Kaua‘i: 778
Lana‘i: 117
Moloka‘i: 113
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 1,952


A total of 2,971 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 547 have died.

To date, a total of 1,797,402 doses of the vaccine have been administered statewide, with 61.2% of the population fully vaccinated and 68.9% having received at least one shot.

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