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156 New Cases of COVID-19 in the state, Dec 19th

10:14 PM · Dec 19, 2020

21 new cases on island via Hawaii DoH. There have been a total of 1,790 (+21) confirmed cases on Hawaiʻi Island according to DoH. There has been 156 cases on island in the last two weeks. 3 currently hospitalized on the island (HCCD). Hawaii Island Deaths Total: 50 (+1) – "7 community at the Hilo Medical Center, 4 community at the Kona Community Hospital, 10 from Life Care Center, per their website, 27 from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home." (HMC, Life Care Center). Two fatalities are outstanding from classification. 7-day average on test positivity on island is at 1.9%, the state's positivity rate is now at 2.6%. On Thursday, (12.17.20) there were 987 tests processed on island. 1,661 passenger arrivals on island Dec 17th, surpassing the previous record (1,475 on Nov 21st) for most arrivals since the March and the start of the 14 days quarantine. Arrivals had a bump in the week before Thanksgiving, and are having another now before Christmas it appears. STATE STATS: Total Cases Statewide: 20,015* (+156 today) Cases in the past 14 days: 1,529 Total Hospitalizations: 1,305 (+11) Total Deaths: 281 (0) NOTE: Dept of Health on Big Island are at least a 1 month behind in processing deaths. DoH now lists 44 deaths of 50 reported by HCCD.


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