Big Island Coronavirus Updates

DOH Reports Downward Trend of COVID-19 Cases 2 Days in a Row

September 21, 2021, 9:17 AM HST
* Updated September 21, 2:37 PM
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The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 280 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 76,191. No new COVID-related fatalities were reported.

A total of 39 new infections were identified on the Big Island Tuesday. Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency reports 1122 active cases, with 39 persons hospitalized.

The state’s two-week average is now 465 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 5.6%. 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: 53,133
Hawai‘i: 9,550
Maui: 8,771
Kaua‘i: 2,045
Moloka‘i: 203
Lana‘i: 139
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 2,350


A total of 4,089 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 714 have died.


To date, a total of 1,964,976 doses of vaccine have been administered statewide, with 66.6% of the population fully vaccinated and 75.1% who have received at least one dose.

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