1 new coronavirus-related death and 100 other COVID-19 infections statewide

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1 new coronavirus-related death and 100 other COVID-19 infections statewide


UPDATE: 4:03 p.m.
The Hawaii Department of Health said the latest death today was an Oahu woman in her 80s with underlying health issues who died in hospital.

No further information was provided on the deceased woman.

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 this morning, including seven in intensive care units and four on ventilators.

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Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus-related death and 100 new infections statewide, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 463 deaths and 29,681 cases.

No further information was immediately available regarding the latest death in Oahu.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 366 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 is over 551,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 30.4 million.

New cases of infection statewide today include 42 on Oahu, 30 on Maui and 16 on the island of Hawaii, one in Kauai, one in Lanai and 10 residents of Hawaii diagnosed out of state, according to health officials.

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

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The total number of coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 23,063 in Oahu, 2,856 in Maui, 2,479 in Hawaii County, 191 in Kauai, 111 in Lanai and 34 in Molokai. There are also 947 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed out of state.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 1,200 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 25 today.

Per island, Oahu has 687 active cases, Maui has 368, the Big Island has 132, Molokai has six, Kauai has five, and Lanai has two.

Health officials counted 6,861 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 1.46%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.9%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The state’s COVID-19 vaccine summary in Hawaii today indicates that 623,445 vaccines have been administered out of the 830,780 received by the state. About 27% 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, 51% are 59 years old or younger, while 49% are 60 years old or older. Of the vaccines administered, 598,005 were given to the general public and 25,440 were distributed through the federal pharmacy program, officials said.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 1,989 required hospitalizations, and 10 new hospitalizations were reported today by state health officials.

Eight hospitalizations statewide are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 1,981 hospitalizations in the state, 1,686 were in Oahu, 174 in Maui, 107 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 42 patients infected with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii as of Tuesday 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 58 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 2.2%, according to the mayor.


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


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