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DOH: 461 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 82 on Big Island

The state Department of Health today reported 461 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases statewide, including 82 on the Big Island.

An average of 567 new cases have been reported daily Sept. 5-11.

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Hawaii County has a 7.3% test positivity rate, compared to a 6.9% positivity rate statewide.

In the past 14 days, 327 infections have been reported in Hilo and 370 have been reported in Kailua-Kona.

During that same time period, 91 cases have been reported in Waimea; 62 in Kealakekua; 58 in the Captain Cook, Ocean View and Honaunau areas; 93 in Pahoa; and 96 in Keaau.

Another 735 infections statewide were reported Sunday, 111 of which were on Hawaii Island.

Although no new deaths were reported today, seven deaths were reported Sunday.

According to the DOH, a Hawaii Island woman with underlying health conditions, age 70-79, died at home.

An Oahu man with no underlying health conditions, age 20-29, also died at home.

Two Oahu men, ages 40-49 and 60-69; a Kauai man and woman, both 70-79; and a Maui woman, 60-69, were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

According to the DOH, 65.5% of Hawaii’s population has now been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and 73.8% have received at least one dose.

In Hawaii County, 62% of residents are fully inoculated while 74% have received at least one dose.

A partial list of vaccination sites can be found online at bit.ly/BigIslandvaccines

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Testing is available today from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo and 2-4 p.m. at the Waimea District Park in Waimea.

More testing opportunities can be found online at bit.ly/HawaiiCOVIDtesting.