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158 new cases on Big Island

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(BIVN) – There were 893 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the state of Hawaii on Sunday, compared to 763 cases identified on Saturday. One (1) new COVID-related death has been reported statewide.

One hundred and fifty-eight (158) new cases were identified on the island of Hawaii on Sunday, compared to one hundred and twenty-six (126) reported the day before.

Health officials are currently monitoring 1,610 active cases on the island of Hawai’i. The test positivity rate on the Big Island over the past 14 days has climbed to 8.0%, and there has been a 14-day average of one hundred and twenty-one (121) new cases per day.

On the Department of Health postcode area map showing reported COVID-19 cases with dates of onset in the past 14 days, there are fifteen (15) locations on the Big Island showing more than 10 cases. Eight (8) of those zip code areas show more than 50 cases, with two areas (Kona and Hilo) identifying more than 300 new cases in 14 days.

  • 96720 (Hilo) – 447 cases
  • 96740 (Kona) – 396 cases
  • 96743 (Kohala) – 98 cases
  • 96738 (S. Kohala) – 69 cases
  • 96755 (N. Kohala) – 26 cases
  • 96719 (N. Kohala) – 14 cases
  • 96727 (Hāmākua) – 43 cases
  • 96773 * (N. Hilo) – 12 cases
  • 96749 (Puna) – 144 cases
  • 96760 (Puna) – 20 cases
  • 96771 (Puna mauka) – 55 cases
  • 96778 (Puna makai) – 61 cases
  • 96725 (Kona) – 45 cases
  • 96750 (Kona) – 47 cases
  • 96704 * (South Kona) – 57 cases

* Postal code area 96773 includes postal code areas 96710, 96774, 96728, 96764, and 96780. Postal code area 96704 includes postal code areas 96726.

“The state and island of Hawai’i are experiencing widespread community transmission of the coronavirus,” the Hawai’i County Civil Defense said in a radio message broadcast Sunday. “We need to come together as a community and accept kuleana to make things better. Please protect our family and friends by following the safe practices of wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, limiting the size of gatherings, and staying home if you are ill. You should also wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

The next covid-19 community test is scheduled for Monday in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium from noon to 5 p.m. Due to demand, doors could close before 5 p.m., officials said.