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.

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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 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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