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DOH: 423 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 41 on Big Island

The state Department of Health today reported 423 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, including 41 new infections on the Big Island.

An average of 557 new cases have been reported daily Sept. 6-12.

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Hawaii County now has a 7.4% test positivity rate compared to a 6.8% positivity rate statewide.

In the past 14 days, 320 infections have been reported in Hilo and 370 have been reported in Kailua-Kona.

During that same time period, 81 cases have been reported in Waimea; 61 in Kealakekua; 60 in the Captain Cook, Ocean View and Honaunau areas; 95 in Pahoa; and 95 in Keaau.

According to the DOH, 65.6% of Hawaii’s population has now been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and 74% 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 until 4:30 p.m. at the Cooper Center in Volcano, and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kona Community Aquatic Center in Kailua-Kona.

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

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