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23 new cases on the Big Island

23 new cases on the Big Island

(BIVN) – There were 135 newly reported cases of COVID-19 in the state of Hawaii on Saturday, compared to 27 cases reported on Friday. There were 23 new cases identified on the island of Hawaii, compared to the 2 cases reported the day before.

Health officials are currently monitoring 245 active cases on the island of Hawaii. The Hawai’i County test positivity rate for the past 14 days is 2.3%. There is a 14-day average of 13 new cases per day on the Big Island.

On the health department’s zip code area map of reported COVID-19 cases with onset dates within the past 14 days, there are eight (8) zip code areas in the Big Island with more than 10 cases. There are no more postcode areas with more than 50 cases. In zip code areas not listed below, less than 10 cases were registered in 14 days.

  • 96720 (Hilo) – 47 cases
  • 96740 (Kona) – 39 cases
  • 96743 (Kohala) – 11 cases
  • 96704 (South Kona) – 13 cases
  • 96777 (Pahala) – 11 cases
  • 96749 (Puna) – 23 cases
  • 96771 (Puna mauka) – 14 cases
  • 96778 (Puna makai) – 41 cases

“Thank you for helping to bring down the number of coronaviruses on the island of Hawaii,” Hawai’i County Civil Defense said in a radio message on Saturday. “Please know that the threat continues as we have new cases every day. As we gather for the holidays, we must continue our efforts to keep Hawaii safe. It remains important that we adhere to the preventive policies of face covering, distancing, testing and seeking medical attention if you are ill or believe you have been exposed. Early treatment will result in less severe symptoms.”

To date, the state of Hawaii says 2,333,865 cumulative doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Health officials say 72.5% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. 85.4% of the population has started vaccination. On the island of Hawaii, 68% is vaccinated.