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COVID Slowly on the Decline

By Catherine Cluett Pactol | Editor

Molokai cases May 1 to June 15. Graph courtesy of DOH.

COVID trends are back on the decline statewide after sharp increases in May and early June. 

Daily average cases statewide are hovering at just below 1000, with an 18.9 percent positivity rate over the last week as of last Wednesday. That’s down from a daily average of more than 1200 at the end of May. 

On Molokai, the week between Wednesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 15 brought 10 new cases, with 23 positive cases the previous week. Officials suggest multiplying the number of officially reported cases by a factor of five or six to account for home tests, which are not reported to the Dept. of Health. DOH reports 36 cases in the past 14 days as of June 15 for Molokai.


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