DOH reports five new Big Island COVID-19 cases, positivity rate remains low

The state Department of Health today reported 129 new cases of coronavirus statewide, with five on Hawaii Island.

Today’s case count includes 83 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, two on Kauai, and 14 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside the state.


The numbers released today reflect the new infection cases reported to DOH on Saturday.

The total number of coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 19,974 on Oahu, 2,082 in Hawaii County, 1,478 on Maui, 175 on Kauai, 106 on Lanai and 25 on Molokai. There are also 642 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.

The state’s case total since the start of the pandemic is 24,482 cases with the official coronavirus-related death toll at 322 statewide.

The U.S. COVID-19 death toll was more than 399,000 today with total coronavirus cases nationally approaching 24 million.


Hawaii Island has averaged eight new cases daily for the past 14 days, according to DOH, for a 1.4% positivity rate. There have been no deaths reported on the Big Island in the last two weeks.

Hilo Medical Center and North Hawaii Community Hospital are offering vaccine registration to individuals who are 75 and older. Please visit Hilo Medical Center’s website at and North Hawaii Community Hospital’s website at for more information and to register.

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