(BIVN) – The number of COVID-related deaths in the State of Hawaiʻi increased by seven (7) on Saturday, as the health department reported 163 new cases as of noon. Fifteen (15) new cases were identified on Hawaiʻi island.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health says there have been 150 cases of COVID-19 reported on the Big Island in the past 14 days.
On the health department’s zip code area map showing reported COVID-19 cases with onset dates in the past 14 days, the following Hawaiʻi island locations have totals of over 10 cases:
- 96720 (Hilo) – 16 cases
- 96740 (Kona) – 55 cases
- 96738 (Waikoloa) – 12 cases
- 96737 (Hawaiian Ocean View Estates) – 12 cases
From the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense:
On today’s update of COVID-19, the number of new active cases, on Hawaii Island, reported and monitored by the Department of Health is fifteen (15). At this date, for Hawaii Island, seven (7) are hospitalized. These numbers reflect the information provided on the Department of Health Dashboard which is updated at noon on weekdays. A total of forty-nine (49) deaths have been reported on Hawaii Island.
Hawaii Island has seen an increase in both community transmitted and travel related cases of Coronavirus in recent weeks. Know this increase of coronavirus cases is of great concern and with the coming holidays and traditional gatherings demonstrates the critical need for you to follow the preventive policies of face coverings, distancing and gatherings. To all travelers, whether resident or visitor, please be especially cautious when interacting with others. The community needs your help to stop the spread of the virus. Know that the preventive policies are mandated and the Hawaii Police Department will continue the enforcement of these policies.
On testing for tomorrow, Sunday, no tests are scheduled.
Thank you for listening and have a safe weekend.