1 new coronavirus-related death in Maui and new triple-digit infections reported as statewide tally climbs to 29,194

1 new coronavirus-related death in Maui and new triple-digit infections reported as statewide tally climbs to 29,194

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus-related death and 123 new infections statewide, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 459 deaths and 29,194 cases.
No further information was immediately available regarding the latest death in Maui.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 364 deaths in Oahu, 53 on the island of Hawaii, 38 in Maui, one in Kauai, and three Hawaii residents who died out of state.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States today was over 547,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 30.1 million.

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New cases of infection statewide today include 59 on Oahu, 44 on Maui, 14 on the island of Hawaii and six residents of Hawaii diagnosed out of state, according to health officials. As of 12:53 p.m., state health officials did not release information on reclassified and deleted cases, which will usually change the number of cases.

Statistics released today reflect the new cases of infection reported to the department on Wednesday.

The total number of coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 22,804 in Oahu, 2,723 in Maui, 2,418 in Hawaii County, 188 in Kauai, 110 in Lanai and 34 in Molokai. There are also 917 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed out of state.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total number of infections, 1,010 cases were considered active. Officials say they view infections reported in the past 14 days as a “proxy number for active cases.” The number of active cases in the state has increased by 53 today.

Per island, Oahu has 580 active cases, Maui has 319, Big Island has 101, Molokai has six, Kauai has two, and Lanai has two.

Health officials counted 5,546 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 2.22%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.5%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 1,973 required hospitalizations, with 10 new hospitalizations reported today by state health officials.

Eight hospitalizations statewide are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 1,965 hospitalizations in the state, 1,680 were in Oahu, 166 in Maui, 105 in the Big Island, eight in Kauai, five in Lanai and one in Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 39 patients infected with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii as of Thursday morning, including seven in intensive care units and four on ventilators.

Oahu entered the less restrictive Level 3 of the city’s four-tier economic stimulus package on February 25 after being at Level 2 since October 22. Level 3 allows for social and outdoor recreation gatherings for up to 10 people and restaurants. 10 people at the table, compared to five now. On March 11, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced changes to Level 3, including allowing bars to reopen under the same conditions as restaurants and extending the curfew until midnight.

Today, the seven-day average number of cases for Oahu is 49 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.8%, according to the mayor.

This breaking news will be updated as more information becomes available.


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