Big Island Coronavirus Updates

State Reports Nearly 1,000 New COVID Cases

December 19, 2021, 9:19 AM HST
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The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 972 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 92,746. Two new COVID-related fatalities were reported.

A total of 29 new infections were identified on the Big Island.

The state’s daily case average is now 473, with a test positivity rate of 6.2%. Hawaiʻi County’s daily case average stood at 19, with a test positivity rate of 2.9%.

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:

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O‘ahu: 63,548

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Hawaiʻi: 12,032

Maui: 10,337

Kaua‘i: 3,355

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Moloka‘i: 258

Lana‘i: 145

Pending: 0

Out-of-State: 3,071

A total of 5,173 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 1,072 have died.

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