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DOH Confirms 116 New COVID-19 Cases in Hawaiʻi County

August 28, 2021, 10:18 AM HST
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The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 938 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 60,551. Five new COVID-related deaths were reported.

A total of 116 new infections were identified on the Big Island Saturday. On Friday, Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency reported 1,778 active cases with 69 persons hospitalized.

The state’s two-week average is now 745 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 8.2%. 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: 42,627
Maui: 7,118
Hawai‘i: 7,216
Kaua‘i: 1,188
Moloka‘i: 158
Lana‘i: 129
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 2,115

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A total of 3,370 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 587 have died.

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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.

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