(BIVN) – There were 460 newly reported cases of COVID-19 in the State of Hawaiʻi on Tuesday, down from the 539 cases identified on Monday. There were no new COVID-related deaths reported state-wide.
Today, there were eighty-four (84) new cases identified on Hawaiʻi island, up slightly from the eighty (80) cases reported yesterday.
Health officials are currently monitoring 1,431 active cases on Hawaiʻi island. The test positivity rate on the Big Island over the last 14 days is 7.4%, and there has been a 14-day average of one hundred ten (110) new cases per day.
According to the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency, there were thirty-two (32) persons hospitalized today on the Big Island, a 3.28% increase in the number of hospitalizations compared to the previous report of thirty-one (31).
On the Health Department’s zip code area map showing reported COVID-19 cases with onset dates in the past 14 days, there are fifteen (15) locations on the Big Island showing over 10 cases. Six (6) of those zip code areas are showing over 50 cases, with two areas (Kona and Hilo) identifying over 300 new cases in 14 days.
- 96720 (Hilo) – 372 cases
- 96740 (Kona) – 371 cases
- 96743 (Kohala) – 90 cases
- 96738 (S. Kohala) – 83 cases
- 96755 (N. Kohala) – 44 cases
- 96719 (N. Kohala) – 19 cases
- 96727 (Hāmākua) – 47 cases
- 96773* (N. Hilo) – 16 cases
- 96749 (Puna) – 107 cases
- 96760 (Puna) – 18 cases
- 96771 (Puna mauka) – 45 cases
- 96778 (Puna makai) – 59 cases
- 96725 (Kona) – 34 cases
- 96750 (Kona) – 36 cases
- 96704* (South Kona) – 33 cases
* The 96773 zip code area includes zip code areas 96710, 96774, 96728, 96764, and 96780. The 96704 zip code area includes zip code areas 96726.
“As you may be exposed to COVID when you leave your home, you should protect your friends and family by following the safe practices of wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and limiting gather sizes,” a Hawaiʻi County civil Defense message repeated on Tuesday. “You should also frequently wash your hands with soap and water.”
To date, the State of Hawaiʻi says 1,808,134 cumulative doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Health officials say 61.5% percent of the State population has been fully vaccinated. 69.4% of the population has initiated vaccination. On Hawaiʻi island, 58% has completed vaccination.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAIʻI ISLAND - Health officials are currently monitoring 1,431 active cases on the Big Island, with 32 hospitalized.