DOH reports 110 new cases of COVID-19 today, 18 on Big Island

The state Department of Health reports 110 new COVID-19 cases statewide.

Three deaths were added to the official total, now at 163, but there are Big Island deaths from the Hilo Life Care Center and Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo that have not yet been added to DOH’s official total.

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Hilo Medical Center reported this morning that there have been 33 coronavirus-related deaths on the Big Island.

There are now 13,045 cases reported in the state since the pandemic began.

The City and County of Honolulu accounts for 89 of the newly reported cases, bringing its total to 11,702 cases.

One case was removed from Maui County’s count, making its official total 396 cases.

Kauai County has no new cases, and its case total remains at 59.

According to DOH, 36 cases are residents diagnosed outside the state.

So far, 894 cases have required hospitalization and 10,573 have been released from isolation as “recovered.”

The county will be providing free COVID-19 testing this week at the following days, times and locations:

• Today, 3-6 p.m. at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Please enter from Kuawa Street;

• Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waimea District Park;

• Friday, 9 a.m.-noon at Keauhou Shopping Center in Kona;

• Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Hawaii Community Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway in Kona.

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No insurance is necessary to be tested, but please bring your insurance card if you have one. No co-pay for individuals being tested.

Please be sure to wear a face covering at all times, and observe social distancing.

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