(BIVN) – There were 108 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State of Hawaiʻi on Wednesday.
There was a difference in the number of new cases reported by the State and the County of Hawaiʻi.
The Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense said there were seven (7) new cases identified on Wednesday, while State Department of Health numbers counted two (2) new cases.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health says there have been 126 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, there are only two areas with totals of over 10 cases:
- 96720 (Hilo) – 33 cases
- 96740 (Kona) – 28 cases
From the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense:
The Hawaii Department of Health reports seven (7) new cases of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island with three (3) persons hospitalized. A total of fifty one (51) deaths have been reported for Hawaii Island.
For your information vaccinations began on Hawaii Island last week targeting our first responders, healthcare and medical providers. While this is great news, vaccinations for the general population is still months away. We need to stay healthy with exercise, fresh air, sunlight, cleanliness, and continue to follow the preventive policies of face coverings, distancing, and limiting gatherings of no more than ten people. We must practice the preventive measures especially during New Year’s celebrations to protect our family, friends, and community. Please accept this kuleana to follow the preventive measures so we might continue in the New Year as the safest place in the Country.
Mahalo for your kokua in following the preventive measures that have seen us through 2020.