Big Island Coronavirus Updates

22 New COVID Hospitalizations Reported on Big Island Overnight

August 25, 2021, 12:04 PM HST
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On Tuesday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported that 40 people on the Big Island were hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection — the highest total since the start of the pandemic. By Wednesday, that number had increased more than 50% to 62 hospitalizations.

For the second consecutive day, the Big Island reported exactly 100 new cases. Currently, a total of 1,698 infections are active island-wide.

Widespread community-based transmission of COVID-19 has been prevalent across all counties for several weeks.

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 625 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 57,747. Eight new COVID-related deaths were also reported.

The state’s two-week average is now 687 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 8.3%. Both figures have continued to rise for multiple weeks.


A total of 3,251 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 573 have died.

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