Big Island Coronavirus Updates

9 Deaths, 1,860 New Cases Reported Saturday

January 29, 2022, 9:58 AM HST
* Updated January 29, 12:12 PM
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The state Department of Health reported 1,860 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 215,034. Nine new fatalities were reported.

A total of 293 new infections were identified Saturday on the Big Island. The Civil Defense reports 5,099 active cases, and 42 persons hospitalized.

Today, Saturday, community testing is scheduled in Hilo at Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium, in Waimea at Waimea District Park, and in Kona at the Old Kona Airport pavilion – all from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

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


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: 150,792
Hawaiʻi: 22,913
Maui: 25,554
Kaua‘i: 9,445
Moloka‘i: 852
Lana‘i: 529
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 4,949

A total of 7,406 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 1,173 have died.

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