Hawaii records 1 new coronavirus death, 70 more infections – .

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Hawaii records 1 new coronavirus death, 70 more infections – .


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus-related death and 70 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 511 deaths and 37,284 cases.
No further information was immediately available regarding the latest death in Oahu.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 396 deaths on Oahu, 56 on Maui, 54 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 601,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 33.5 million.

Today’s new number of confirmed and probable infections per island includes 30 on the island of Hawaii, 25 new cases in Oahu, seven in Maui, two in Kauai and six residents of Hawaii diagnosed outside the ‘State.

State health officials began including probable infections in the total number of cases last month. 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.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 27,597 in Oahu, 4,638 in Maui, 3,192 in Hawaii County, 346 in Kauai, 115 in Lanai and 79 in Molokai. There are also 1,317 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed out of state.

Today’s probable infections since the start of the pandemic added to the tally today include 819 in Maui, 773 in Oahu, 68 on the island of Hawaii, 24 in Molokai, four in Kauai, three in Lanai and 53 residents diagnosed out of state.

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

Health officials also said today that out of the state’s total number of infections, 665 cases were considered active. Officials say they view infections reported in the past 14 days as a “proxy number for active cases.” The state’s total number of active cases has now increased by five.

Per island, Oahu has 309 active cases, Big Island has 189, Maui has 146, and Kauai has 21.

Health officials counted 3,506 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 2% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 0.9%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows 1,637,582 doses of the vaccine were administered through state and federal distribution programs on Thursday, up 9,781 from the previous day. Health officials say 56% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 61% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,416 required hospitalizations, with five new hospitalizations reported today.

Ten hospitalizations in the state’s aggregate tally are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 2,406 hospitalizations in the state, 1,989 were in Oahu, 271 in Maui, 131 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 37 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii on Friday, including nine in intensive care units and three on ventilators.

Oahu earlier this month moved up to the less restrictive Level 4 of the city’s four-tier economic stimulus package. The change allows social gatherings of up to 25 people in outdoor venues, including parks and beaches, but the group size for indoor social gatherings remains at 10 people.


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


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