COVID numbers on the rise; 16 new Big Island cases reported Wednesday by state Health Department

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A tester with S&G Labs grabs a vile for a COVID-19 test at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A line of cars wait to be tested for COVID-19 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Testers with S&G Labs test people for COVID-19 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

The number of daily coronavirus cases in Hawaii County continues to climb.