Amid surge in cases, state reports high COVID infections in certain areas of Oahu, Big Island – Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – As the state reports a continuous rise in COVID cases, officials have mapped the communities that are seeing the greatest case counts over the past 14 days.According to data from the state Health Department, the zip codes with the highest infections were found on Oahu and Hawaii Island.On Oahu, high case counts were reported in west, main and windward communities on the island.Over the previous 14 days, the following areas saw over 100 COVID cases: Waianae – 172 casesEwa Beach – 151 casesHilo – 130 casesKailua-Kona – 130 casesKapolei – 128 casesKaneohe – 114 casesWahiawa – 105 casesAs the state sees an increase in infections, state and health authorities prompted homeowners to get vaccinated, particularly as the majority of the new COVID cases are connected to those who are unvaccinated.The surge in cases likewise came as Hawaii reported 622 COVID cases on Friday.”That is an alarming variety of cases. The pandemic is not over,” Gov. David Ige said. “If you have not been vaccinated, please do so.”According to state Health Director Dr. Libby Char, she stated the state is seeing “widespread community transmission.” Copyright 2021 Hawaii News Now. All rights scheduled.