Hawaii sees another day of new triple-digit COVID-19 infections and 3 more coronavirus-related deaths

Hawaii sees another day of new triple-digit COVID-19 infections and 3 more coronavirus-related deaths

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported three new coronavirus-related deaths and 113 new infections statewide, bringing state totals since the start of the pandemic to 462 deaths and 29,306 cases.
No further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths – two in Maui and one in Oahu.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 365 deaths in Oahu, 53 on the island of Hawaii, 40 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 548,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 30.2 million.

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New cases of infection statewide today include 60 in Oahu, 30 in Maui, 14 on the island of Hawaii, one on Kauai and eight residents of Hawaii have been diagnosed out of state, according to health officials. As a result of updated information, an Oahu case was taken off accounts.

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

The total number of coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 22,863 in Oahu, 2,753 in Maui, 2,432 in Hawaii County, 189 in Kauai, 110 in Lanai and 34 in Molokai. There are also 925 Hawaii residents who have been diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 1,052 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 42 today.

Per island, Oahu has 606 active cases, Maui has 327, the Big Island has 108, Molokai has six, Kauai has three, and Lanai has two.

Health officials counted 6,391 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 1.77%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.6%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccine summary said on Thursday, the latest data available, that 568,376 vaccines had been administered out of the 748,070 received by the state. About 25% of the general population of Hawaii has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Of those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine to date, 50% are aged 59 or younger, while 50% are 60 years or older. Of the vaccines administered, 543,446 were given to the general public and 24,930 were distributed through the federal pharmacy program, officials said.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 1,975 have required hospitalizations, with two 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 1,967 hospitalizations in the state, 1,681 were in Oahu, 167 in Maui, 105 in Big Island, 8 in Kauai, 5 in Lanai and one in Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard at 12:39 p.m. today, 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 under fans.

Oahu entered the less restrictive Level 3 of the city’s four-level economic stimulus package on February 25 after being at Level 2 since October 22. 10 people at the table, compared to five now. Blangiardi announced on March 11 changes to level 3, including authorizing the reopening of bars under the same conditions as restaurants and extending the curfew until midnight. The mayor announced updated Oahu guidelines on Friday for allowing 100 people to attend outdoor weddings.

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 report will be updated as more information becomes available.


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