Big Island Coronavirus Updates

5,911 New COVID Cases, 9 Deaths Reported Thursday

January 20, 2022, 9:08 AM HST
* Updated January 20, 4:26 PM
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The state Department of Health reported 5,911 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 190,678. Nine new fatalities were reported.

A total of 567 new infections were identified Thursday on the Big Island. The Hawaiʻi Civil Defense reports 5,224 active cases and 42 people hospitalized.

On Friday, community testing is scheduled from noon-5 p.m. at the Old Kona Airport Park pavilion in Kailua-Kona and 1-5 p.m. at Pāhoa District Park.

For those who want COVID self-test kits, at-home test kits are now available here.

For a comprehensive calendar and list of all pharmacies and clinics providing vaccination and testing around the Big Island, visit the Civil Defense website.

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If you feel sick or might have been exposed to COVID-19, get tested and isolate until you get your results.

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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: 135,017
Hawaiʻi: 20,056
Maui: 22,198
Kaua‘i: 7,715
Moloka‘i: 768
Lana‘i: 394
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 4,530

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A total of at least 6,936 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 1,135 have died.

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