COVID cases rise; more than 1,100 in Hawaii County over the past seven days

Just under 9,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported statewide over the last seven days, with Hawaii County reporting 1,102 new cases, an increase of over 250 from the week prior.

Two new deaths were reported in Hawaii County as well, one woman between the ages of 50 and 59 and another woman over the age of 80.


According to Department of Health data, 8,924 new cases were reported in Hawaii between May 18 and today, an increase in over 1,700 from the week prior.

The new statewide active case count over the past 14 days is 14,871.

For Hilo’s 96720 ZIP code, there have been 640 new cases over the past 14-day period, an increase of 161 new cases from the week before.

Seven new deaths have been reported in Hawaii in the last seven days, a decrease of five from the week before. The death toll for the state is now 1,412, with Hawaii County reporting a death toll of 191 throughout the pandemic.

According to the Department of Education, there have been a total of 2,123 new cases reported throughout the state’s 257 public schools between May 15 and May 24. This is the ninth straight week of increased case counts for DOE schools.

Waiakeawaena Elementary School reported the highest case count on the Big Island, with 24 current cases reported between May 15 and May 24, followed by Waiakea High School, with 22 current cases within the same period.

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