Hawaii sees 73 total coronavirus cases as state health officials begin to include probable infections in tally – fr

Hawaii sees 73 total coronavirus cases as state health officials begin to include probable infections in tally – fr

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported 73 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections statewide, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 33,585 cases.
There has been a sharp increase in the total number of coronavirus cases in the state after health officials today added 1,638 probable infections recorded since the start of the pandemic. Future daily case counts will include probable cases, which could add an additional 10 to 20 cases per week, officials said.

Likely infections include people who have never had a confirmatory test but have been infected with the virus because of their exposure and known symptoms or because of a positive antigen test.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported today, so the statewide death toll remains at 492.

“People who test positive with an antigen test, but who do not confirm infection by taking a PCR test are counted as probable cases,” Acting State Epidemiologist Dr Sarah Kemble said on Tuesday. . “Test technology is evolving and we plan to use faster antigen tests more often over time.”

State health officials today reported 58 new confirmed cases and 15 probable cases. Per island, Oahu had 50 new cases, the island of Hawaii had nine, Maui had seven, Molokai had four, Kauai had one, and five residents of Hawaii had been diagnosed out of state. It appears that three previous cases have been removed from the count today.

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The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 380 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 587,000 and the number of infections nationwide is around 33 million.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 26,694 in Oahu, 4,375 in Maui, 2,834 in Hawaii County, 313 in Kauai, 115 in Lanai and 64 in Molokai. There are also 1,190 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed outside of the state.

Today’s probable infections added to current counts include 795 on Maui, 714 on Oahu, 64 on the island of Hawaii, 15 on Molokai, three each on Kauai and Lanai, and 44 residents diagnosed out of state. .

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

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 1,158 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 59 today.

Per island, Oahu has 907 active cases, Maui has 144, Big Island has 64, Kauai has 28, Molokai has 14, and Lanai has one.

Health officials counted 5,543 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 1.32%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.6%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The COVID-19 vaccine summary in Hawaii indicates that 1,414,910 doses of vaccine have been administered through state and federal distribution programs to date.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,269 required hospitalizations, with 29 new hospitalizations reported today.

Ten statewide hospitalizations are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 2259 hospitalizations in the state, 1881 were in Oahu, 240 in Maui, 123 in the 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 45 patients infected with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii on Tuesday, including nine in intensive care units and five on ventilators.

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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. 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 65 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 2.4%, public health officials said today.


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