DOH reports 91 new COVID-19 cases statewide; Big Island cases now top 1,000

The Department of Health said that, as of noon Thursday, there are 91 new cases of COVID-19 reported statewide and one new coronavirus-related death.

That brings the statewide total of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began to 13,764, as one Oahu case was removed from the count, and the officially reported statewide death toll is now 183.

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Hawaii County reports 13 new cases, bringing the Big Island’s total case number to 1,005.

Two new cases was reported in Maui County, with its total now at 411 cases.

Of the new cases, 74 were in the City and County of Honolulu, bringing Oahu’s case total to 12,249.

Kauai County didn’t reported any new cases, and its case totals remains at 59.

Hawaii County Civil Defense said this morning there are currently 14 people hospitalized on Hawaii Island with coronavirus-related illness, and so far, 37 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred on the Big Island.

There have been 40 cases of Hawaii residents reportedly diagnosed with COVID-19 while out of state.

Statewide, 978 cases have required hospitalization, and 10,915 individuals have been released from isolation as “recovered.”

On Friday, there will be free drive-up COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m.-noon at Pahoa District Park.

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Free drive-up testing will also be offered between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Kahuku Park in Ocean View, Ka‘u.

Those who have health insurance are asked to bring their insurance cards to the testing sites. There will be no co-pay required for those being tested.

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