DOH reports 66 new COVID-19 cases, 3 on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 66 new COVID-19 cases statewide today, bringing the total cases in Hawaii to 14,773.

As a result of updated information, one case from Oahu and one from the island of Lanai in Maui County were removed from the count.

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Three of those new cases were on the Big Island, bringing Hawaii Island’s total case number to 1,233.

Maui County, which has seen a recent uptick due to a coronavirus outbreak on the island of Lanai, has 507 cases, which includes 403 on Maui, 87 on Lanai and 17 on Molokai.

Oahu reports 12,913 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Kauai County has 62 cases. Two newly reported cases are Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state, bringing that total to 58 cases. So far, 1,073 cases statewide have required hospitalization, with 11,523 released from isolation as recovered.

One new death was reported today on Oahu and two Big Island deaths were reported by DOH, making the official statewide death toll so far is 215. DOH’s numbers, however, don’t include some of the deaths reported locally from the COVID-19 outbreak at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo, which has reported 28 deaths.

Hawaii County Civil Defense reports that there have been 40 coronavirus-related deaths on the Big Island and there are currently four COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the county.

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There are two free drive-up tests for the public Wednesday: 9 a.m.-noon at the Keauhou Shopping Center in Kona, and 3-6 p.m. at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

The tests are free for recipients and there are no co-pays, but those with health insurance are asked bring their insurance cards to the testing.

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