Hawaii sees 44 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 36,076 statewide –

Hawaii sees 44 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 36,076 statewide – fr

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported 44 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 36,076 cases.
No new virus-related deaths were reported today, so the statewide death toll from COVID-19 remains at 498.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 386 deaths on Oahu, 54 on 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 over 593,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 33.2 million.

Per island today, there have been 24 new cases of infection on Oahu, seven on Maui, five on the island of Hawaii, one in Molokai and seven Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 27,031 in Oahu, 4,426 in Maui, 2,875 in Hawaii County, 318 in Kauai, 115 in Lanai and 79 in Molokai. There are also 1,232 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed out of state.

State health officials began including probable infections in the total number of cases last week. Likely infections include people who have never received a confirmatory test but who would have had the virus because of their exposure and known symptoms or because of a positive antigen test.

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

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total number of infections, 866 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 45 today.

Per island, Oahu has 683 active cases, Maui has 87, Big Island has 62, Molokai has 25, Kauai has nine, and Lanai has none.

Health officials counted 4,967 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 0.07%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 0.09%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows 1,513,894 doses of the vaccine were administered through state and federal distribution programs on Thursday. Health officials say more than 50% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

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Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,323 required hospitalizations, with 10 new hospitalizations reported today.

Ten hospitalizations in the state count are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 2,313 hospitalizations in the state, 1,924 were in Oahu, 250 in Maui, 124 in Big Island, nine 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 44 patients infected with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii on Wednesday, including 11 in intensive care units and six on ventilators.

Oahu moved to 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 outdoor social and recreational gatherings for up to 10 people, and restaurants to sit 10 people at the table. Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced changes to Level 3 on March 11, 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 34 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.3%, state health officials said today.

Blangiardi said this week that Honolulu is expected to upgrade to Level 4 in a few days.


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