DOH: 330 new COVID-19 cases statewide, 38 on Big Island

The state Department of Health today reported 330 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, including 38 new infections on the Big Island.

An average of 443 new cases have been reported daily Sept. 14-20.


Hawaii County now has a 5.8% test positivity rate compared to a 5.3% positivity rate statewide.

In the past 14 days, 259 infections have been reported in Hilo and 279 have been reported in Kailua-Kona.

During that same time period, 52 cases have been reported in Waimea; 51 cases in the Captain Cook, Ocean View and Honaunau areas; 106 in Pahoa; and 80 in Keaau.

Twelve additional deaths also were reported today.

On Hawaii Island, three men, ages 30-39, 60-69 and over 80, and one woman over 80, were hospitalized.

On Oahu, five women, ranging in age from 40 to over 80, and three men, ages 60-69, also were hospitalized.

All 12 had underlying health conditions.

According to the DOH, 66.8% of Hawaii’s population has now been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and 75.3% have received at least one dose.

In Hawaii County, 63% of residents are fully inoculated while 75% have received at least one dose.

A partial list of vaccination sites can be found online at


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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email