Big Island Coronavirus Updates

COVID Case Surge Continues Statewide

December 18, 2021, 9:09 AM HST
* Updated December 18, 1:04 PM
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The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 707 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 91,774. Three new COVID-related fatalities were reported.

A total of 22 new infections were identified on the Big Island. Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency reports 212 active cases, and four persons hospitalized.

The state’s daily case average is now 369, with a test positivity rate of 5.0%. 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: 62,671
Hawaiʻi: 12,003
Maui: 10,299
Kaua‘i: 3,341
Moloka‘i: 258
Lana‘i: 145
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 3,057


A total of 5,162 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 1,070 have died.

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