Hawaii reports 2 new coronavirus-related deaths in Oahu, 48 more infections statewide – fr

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Hawaii reports 2 new coronavirus-related deaths in Oahu, 48 more infections statewide – fr


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported two new coronavirus-related deaths in Oahu and 48 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing Hawaii’s total since the start of the pandemic to 496 deaths and 35,867 cases.
No further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths.

State health officials began counting probable infections on Wednesday, adding more than 1,600 total infections to the state’s total number of cases. Likely infections include people who have never had a confirmatory test but who would have been infected with the virus because of their exposure and known symptoms or because of a positive antigen test. Four probable cases have been included in today’s tally, but four previous cases have been deleted.

Per island, there were 35 new cases of infection on Oahu, eight on the island of Hawaii, two each in Maui and Molokai and one in Kauai, and four residents of Hawaii were diagnosed outside of the State. However, four probable Maui cases were dropped from the tally.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 384 deaths in Oahu, 54 in Maui, 53 on the island of Hawaii, two in Kauai and three Hawaii residents who died out of state.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States today is around 590,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 33 million.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 26,900 in Oahu, 4,398 in Maui, 2,848 in Hawaii County, 317 in Kauai, 115 in Lanai and 76 in Molokai. There are also 1,213 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed out of state.

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

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 995 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 fallen by 35 today.

Per island, Oahu has 786 active cases, Maui has 115, Big Island has 50, Molokai has 26, Kauai has 18, and Lanai has none.

Health officials counted 4,021 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 1.1%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.2%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows 1,437,758 doses of the vaccine were administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Thursday.

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Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,284 required hospitalizations, and no new hospitalizations have been reported today. Two previous cases of hospitalizations in Oahu were dropped from the tally today.

Ten statewide hospitalizations are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 2,274 hospitalizations in the state, 1,893 were in Oahu, 243 in Maui, 123 on Big Island, 9 in Kauai, 5 in Lanai and one in Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 37 patients infected with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii on Friday, including five in intensive care units and five 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. 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.

Honolulu will remain at Level 3 of the city’s COVID-19 reopening framework until at least June 3, according to the mayor’s office.

The seven-day average number of cases for Oahu is 51 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.8%, public health officials said today.


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


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