DOH reports seven new COVID-19 cases on Big Island

The state Department of Health today reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on the Big Island, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 2,392.

Fifty-eight new cases were reported statewide.

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According to data from the DOH, 25 cases have been reported in Hilo in the prior 14 days. Another 16 have been reported around Keaau and 29 in Kailua-Kona during the same time frame.

One cluster of seven cases was reported in the department’s March 18 cluster report.

Those cases were identified in an unspecified “other occupational” setting, which can include offices, retail establishments and first responders. It is unclear where on the Big Island that cluster was located.

More than 558,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have so far been administered across the state.

The state has ordered 773,610 doses and received 716,290.

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According to the DOH, 24% of Hawaii residents have received at least one vaccine dose.

In Hawaii County, 73,891 doses have so far been administered. About 24.2% of residents have received at least one dose and 13.6% have received two doses.

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