Weekly COVID update: Big Island sees spike in new infections
The state Department of Health reported 2,211 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Oct. 19, bringing the statewide total to 360,490. Three new fatalities were reported.
Big Island saw a spike in new infections from 89 last week 372 this week. 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:
The average number of people statewide hospitalized for the virus from Oct. 6-12 was 53. At least 1,702 have died since the pandemic began.
For a comprehensive calendar and list of all pharmacies and clinics providing vaccination and testing on the island, visit the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense website.