Nearly 70 People Hospitalized for COVID-19 on Big Island
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 1,035 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the statewide total to 59,613. Nine new COVID-related deaths were reported.
A total of 184 new infections were identified on the Big Island Friday. Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency reported 1,778 active cases with 69 persons hospitalized.
The state’s two-week average is now 727 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 8.4%. 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:
A total of 3,359 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 582 have died.
To date, a total of 1,848,431 doses of the vaccine have been administered statewide, with 62.6% of the population fully vaccinated at 70.9% who have received at least one shot.