Hawaii Reports 1 New Coronavirus Death, 81 More Infections

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Hawaii Reports 1 New Coronavirus Death, 81 More Infections


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus-related death in Oahu and 81 additional infections, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 454 deaths and 28,773 cases.
No further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 361 deaths in Oahu, 53 on the island of Hawaii, 36 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 542,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 29.8 million.

New cases of infection statewide today include 42 on Oahu, 24 on Maui, five on the island of Hawaii, one on Molokai and nine residents of Hawaii diagnosed outside of state, according to health officials.

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

The total number of coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 22,563 in Oahu, 2,610 in Maui, 2,375 in Hawaii County, 186 in Kauai, 109 in Lanai and 31 in Molokai. There are also 899 Hawaii residents who have been diagnosed out of state. As a result of updated information, one case from Oahu and one from out of state have been taken off, health officials said today.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 850 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 24 today.

Per island, Oahu has 460 active cases, Maui has 282, Big Island has 103, Molokai has four, and Lanai has one. Kauai has no active cases.

Health officials counted 5,780 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 1.2%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.4%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 1,950 required hospitalizations, with two new hospitalizations – one each in Maui and Oahu – reported today by state health officials.

Eight hospitalizations statewide are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 1,942 hospitalizations in the state, 1,666 were in Oahu, 157 in Maui, 105 in Big Island, 8 in Kauai, 5 in Lanai, and 1 in Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 21 patients infected with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii as of Friday morning, including eight in intensive care units and six on ventilators.

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


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