Coronavirus Updates

Staggering Spike in New COVID Cases Statewide

Posted December 17, 2021, 9:27 AM HST

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 797 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the statewide total to 91,067. Two new COVID-related fatalities were reported.

A total of 14 new infections were identified on the Garden Isle.

The state’s daily case average is now 297, with a test positivity rate of 4.2%. A map documenting new cases by district throughout all islands can be accessed at the DOH website.

The island-by-island case count is as follows:

O‘ahu: 62,049
Hawaiʻi: 11,981
Maui: 10,267
Kaua‘i: 3,319
Moloka‘i: 258
Lana‘i: 145
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 3,048

A total of 5,152 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 1,067 have died.

 
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