(BIVN) – There were 330 newly reported cases of COVID-19 in the State of Hawaiʻi on Wednesday, up from the 280 cases identified on Tuesday. There were 38 new cases identified today on Hawaiʻi island, one case less than the 39 cases reported the day before.
The Hawaiʻi health department reported twelve (12) deaths with COVID-19 today.
“We are currently treating 8 COVID positive inpatients at KCH; 3 in our ICU and 4 in the hospital’s COVID unit,” wrote Kona Community Hospital in an update. “Inpatient numbers continue to trend down, which is encouraging. However, the COVID delta variant tends to be more severe in unvaccinated individuals. Patients admitted to KCH during the current surge have been mostly unvaccinated, and tend to be younger (30’s – 50’s). We are strongly encouraging community members to get the VOCID vaccine if you have not already done so.”
Health officials are currently monitoring 1,063 active cases on Hawaiʻi island. The test positivity rate in Hawaiʻi County over the last 14 days is down to 5.8%. There has been a 14-day average of 67 new cases per day.
On the Health Department’s zip code area map showing reported COVID-19 cases with onset dates in the past 14 days, there are sixteen (16) zip code areas 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 200 new cases in 14 days. Zip code areas not listed below have recorded less than 10 cases in 14 days.
- 96720 (Hilo) – 259 cases
- 96740 (Kona) – 279 cases
- 96743 (Kohala) – 52 cases
- 96738 (S. Kohala) – 22 cases
- 96755 (Kapaʻau) – 14 cases
- 96727 (Hāmākua) – 17 cases
- 96776 (Paʻauilo) – 14 cases
- 96783 (Pepeʻekeo) – 15 cases
- 96749 (Puna) – 80 cases
- 96760 (Puna) – 17 cases
- 96771 (Puna mauka) – 20 cases
- 96778 (Puna makai) – 106 cases
- 96725 (Kona) – 16 cases
- 96750 (Kona) – 37 cases
- 96704* (South Kona) – 51 cases
- 96737 (Ocean View) – 28 cases
* The 96704 zip code area includes the zip code area of 96726.
To date, the State of Hawaiʻi says 1,973,496 cumulative doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Health officials say 66.8% percent of the State population has been fully vaccinated. 75.3% of the population has initiated vaccination. On Hawaiʻi island, 63% has now completed vaccination.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAIʻI ISLAND - It was another day of low case counts compared to recent weeks, however 12 more COVID-related deaths were reported statewide.