Four new COVID-19 cases brings tally to 2,707

Four new COVID-19 cases were reported by the state Monday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to 2,707.

Statewide, 74 new cases were reported on Saturday by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 49 of those cases, Maui County 11 and Kauai seven.

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Three residents were diagnosed while outside the state.

Statewide, 32,654 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of last February. The Big Island still had a 0.7% test positivity rate on Monday, under the statewide rate of 1.6%.

Over the past two weeks, the Big Island has reported 63 cases, or an average of 4.3 cases per day.

Twenty of those cases were reported in Kailua-Kona and 22 in Hilo. Most other areas of the island are reporting less than 10 cases per day.

According to the Department of Health’s weekly COVID-19 Cluster Report issued on Thursday, three clusters were under investigation during the past 14 days. One was tied to an education setting with 37 cases associated. The other two were related to social and recreational activities and included 12 cases tied to a social gathering and eight to a place of worship.

On Monday, 47 people were hospitalized across the state, including two on the Big Island. To date, 2,477 people have required hospitalization, including 129 on the Big Island.

One new coronavirus-related deaths was reported by the state on Monday among a person on Maui.

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Of the 484 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 374 were on Oahu, 52 were on Maui, 53 were on the Big Island and two on Kauai.

Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

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