(BIVN) – There were 85 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State of Hawaiʻi on Monday. Four (4) new cases were identified on Hawaiʻi island, the same as the number reported on Sunday.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health says there have been 119 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, only two areas – in Hilo and Kona – indicate totals of over 10 cases:
- 96720 (Hilo) – 16 cases
- 96740 (Kona) – 39 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 four (4). At this date, for Hawaii Island, two (2) are hospitalized. A total of forty-nine (49) deaths have been reported on Hawaii Island.
As case counts continue to increase across the Nation, we need to do all that we can to keep the number of positive cases low on Hawaii Island. To be proud of, Hawaii Island remains one of the safest places in the United States. Department of Health data shows that Hawaii Island leads the state in testing of its citizens. Remember the purpose of testing is to identify positive cases early so we may reduce the spread of the virus. Please visit one of the County’s District test sites held at multiple sites throughout the island weekly. Hawaii Island also leads the state with 90% of its citizens following the face covering requirement for 2 consecutive months. Thank you Hawaii and lets continue working towards 100% to keep our families, friends, and community safe.
Thank you for listening and have a safe week.