DOH: 493 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 89 on Big Island

The state Department of Health today reported 493 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, including 89 new infections on the Big Island.

An average of 566 new cases have been reported daily Sept. 7-13.

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Hawaii County now has a 7% test positivity rate compared to a 6.7% positivity rate statewide.

In the past 14 days, 336 infections have been reported in Hilo and 378 have been reported in Kailua-Kona.

During that same time period, 79 cases have been reported in Waimea; 60 in Kealakekua; 60 in the Captain Cook, Ocean View and Honaunau areas; 100 in Pahoa; and 96 in Keaau.

According to the DOH, 65.8% of Hawaii’s population has now been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and 74.1% 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 from 2-6 p.m. today at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo and 1-5 p.m. at the Honaunau Rodeo Arena in Captain Cook.

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

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