Big Island Coronavirus Updates

COVID Cases Climb With Nearly 400 New Infections Reported Statewide

December 16, 2021, 9:19 AM HST
* Updated December 16, 10:16 AM
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The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 395 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 90,270. Two new COVID-related fatalities were reported.

A total of 55 new infections were identified on the Big Island. The Department of Health reports 196 active cases, and 4 persons hospitalized.

The state’s daily case average is now 210, with a test positivity rate of 3.1%. A map documenting new cases by district throughout all islands can be accessed at the DOH website.

The island-by-island case count is as follows:

O‘ahu: 61,337
Hawaiʻi: 11,952
Maui: 10,244
Kaua‘i: 3,305
Moloka‘i: 258
Lana‘i: 145
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 3,029


A total of 5,146 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 1,065 have died.

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